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Royal Voluntary Service

About Royal Voluntary Service

Royal Voluntary Service mobilises volunteers in every corner of Britain 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.

We deliver the NHS and Care Volunteer Responders programme for NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care, where our volunteers help to ease pressure on the health and social care systems by providing support to people receiving care from local services or to those who have recently been discharged from hospital. Our volunteers also support at vaccination sites.

Be part of an important and growing movement

We match people who want to volunteer with opportunities in their own community. That way we are providing support where it is needed, right across Britain.

Play your part in ending loneliness

Pledge your support with Royal Voluntary Service to Good Morning Britain's 1 Million Minutes campaign.

Stay Safe, Warm and Well guide

Together with our partner Yakult, we have created a handy guide filled with tips and advice to support your health and wellbeing through the winter months.

Fundraise for us this Christmas

Help us to support older and vulnerable people struggling to cope this winter by challenging yourself with our 12Ks of Christmas fundraiser.

Meet our volunteers

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

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.

Make a difference

Get fundraising for us today

Help us raise funds to maintain our services and train volunteers so they can give support to 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

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