"Volunteering has been a great way to give back in a meaningful way and to see an instant real difference in people’s lives."
Rose is an NHS Volunteer Responder from Stevenage
Growing up, volunteering and giving back to the community was very much part of Rose’s life, so when the call went out for volunteers, it was a no brainer to sign up. She felt that she was in a fortunate position to have good health and had to do something to help support the NHS.
"Derek's the first person I spoke to, from the beginning, we just got on really well."
Alex, an NHS Volunteer Responder speaks to Derek every week while he self-isolates due to the threat of COVID-19. They have a shared love of Liverpool football club!
Royal Voluntary Service volunteers have been a lifeline for so many vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic from shopping to making companionship calls.
"I ended up running it because I could see how amazing the lunch club was."
Tricia, Lunch Club volunteer, Rickmansworth
Tricia first became involved in the lunch club when helping out a friend who was a volunteer at the service. She now runs the club providing daily fresh cooked meals to older locals.
"You can help brighten someone’s day and get immense personal satisfaction in the process."
Arthur, Trolley Service volunteer, Frimley Park Hospital
Arthur and wife Jill have been volunteering together for over 8 years, as a shared experience and great way to stay active and fit.

 

Make an impact where you live

In every corner of Britain, Royal Voluntary Service volunteers support those in need, in hospital and in the community. Through the gift of voluntary service, our volunteers provide much-needed support for over-stretched public services.


Our volunteers work at scale in the NHS, freeing up NHS staff to dedicate more time to patient care, and within communities to give practical help and support to people when they need it.

 

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