Royal Voluntary Service VolunteersMore than 35,000 dedicated community volunteers deliver services that help older people live the life they want to. They make a massive difference within their communities and are committed to helping older people to have independent and fulfilled lives. Whether it’s taking an older person to the shops, delivering a meal to them or even walking their dog – you can help to make a big difference.

For people interested in giving back to older people within their community, Royal Voluntary Service are unique in our ability to offer a wide variety of roles and locations. Flexibility with times and roles means anyone from any background can volunteer. Volunteering is highly rewarding in so many ways, from students to retired members of the public, anyone over the age of fourteen can volunteer.

Royal Voluntary Service are an organisation which truly embrace diversity, our volunteers come from different backgrounds and cultures, and possess varied skills and experience, as do the older people they work with. Regular roles can be offered in lunchtime clubs and social clubs and shift work is available for services such as Befriending and Good Neighbours.

Whether you can spare a few hours once a week, once a fortnight or can give a couple of days each month, there is an opportunity to suit your availability. Royal Voluntary Service are very flexible with working hours and can tailor your time to your volunteering role; we appreciate how busy life can get and can adjust the best times for you to participate.

Be part of making sure that older people in your community get the support they need and want. It couldn't be easier to volunteer, we offer volunteering roles across the whole of Britain, a local opportunity to help an older person could be just down the road from you.

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