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Royal Voluntary Service

About Royal Voluntary Service

In every corner of Britain, Royal Voluntary Service mobilises volunteers to support people in need and the NHS.

Our volunteers work with healthcare teams and in communities providing practical help and emotional support when people are struggling to cope.

Royal Voluntary Service is one of Britain’s largest volunteering organisations providing vital, responsive services which support public health, social care and wellbeing. Our volunteers support the NHS and people in need, with the aim of building resilience in local communities.

The support we provide, from bringing people home from hospital to running home libraries and providing companionship support, promote better health, social interaction and connection and relieve the pressure on NHS and Care.

Her Majesty The Queen became our Patron in May 2024.

Our services

Find out what's in your area. These are just some of the broad range of services we offer across England, Scotland & Wales.

Supporting people

From Community Companions to home library services, we support you to stay safe, well and connected to your communities.

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Social activities

From lunch clubs to activity clubs & events, both online or face-to-face, staying social helps you remain healthy and active.

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Dementia support

From Remember Me cafés to Living Well with Dementia groups, we help those who live with dementia to retain the lifestyle they enjoy.

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Buy a cuppa for a hard working hospital hero

Buy a hot drink or lunch for NHS workers across Britain to say ‘thank you’! Give just £3 to buy a hot drink or £5 to buy a lunch at one of our hospital shops and cafés.

Other ways you can get involved

Here are just some of the many ways you can support Royal Voluntary Service.

Volunteering in your area

Whether you volunteer to help out at your local hospital or within your community, just a few hours from your week can make a big difference.

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Get fundraising for us today

Help us raise funds to maintain our services and support volunteers so they can help those in need in local communities and the NHS.

Fundraise for us

Donate in other ways

There are many different ways to donate. From joining in our weekly lottery or appeals, find out other ways you can contribute to our cause.

Other ways to donate

Meet our volunteers

See some of our amazing volunteers and hear about the difference they make...

Virtual Village Hall

The Virtual Village Hall brings people together for a programme of themed online sessions led by expert tutors for fun, to learn and to aid physical and mental health.

Latest news

Keep up to date with the latest news on volunteering and what's happening at Royal Voluntary Service