Measuring our impact

Volunteers packing bags during COVID-19
Volunteering can transform lives – for volunteers, for the people they help and for the communities they live in. At its best, volunteering connects people with communities, provides a
double benefit for those being helped and the helper themselves, promotes health and wellbeing and provides opportunities for people to develop a range of skills and experiences.

We regularly ask our volunteers and the people they support about the difference that being part of Royal Voluntary Service makes to their lives.

Following the setting up at pace of the NHS Volunteer Responders, the programme continues to evolve. We asked patients, NHS Volunteer responder Volunteers and Healthcare and other professionals who refer into the programme about its impact and potential improvements.

We’ve summarised our key outcomes below.

NHS Volunteer Responders programme

NHS Volunteer Responders programme

July 2020 - May 2021

Our emergency response to COVID-19

Our emergency response to COVID-19

March 2020 - March 2021

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