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The difference we made - 2021

Royal Voluntary Service mobilises volunteers to support the health and wellbeing of vulnerable people at home, in NHS settings and in their communities.

What our volunteers told us about volunteering with Royal Voluntary Service:

  • 94% said that volunteering with Royal Voluntary Service gives them a sense of purpose
  • 81% said that it improves their mental health and wellbeing
  • 52% said that it improves their physical health
  • 88% said that it brings them into contact with people from different backgrounds or cultures
  • 69% said that it gives them new skills and experiences
  • 89% said that it helps them to stay connected to their communities
  • 96% feel that they are making a difference by volunteering

Vulnerable people told us that the support they received from Royal Voluntary Service volunteers makes an important difference to their lives:

  • 94% said that the support they received helped them feel less isolated
  • 93% said it helped their mental health or wellbeing
  • 64% said that it helped their physical health
  • 82% said that the support they received helped them feel more confident
  • 88% said that it helped them to feel more able to cope
  • 72% said the support they received helped them to feel more connected to their community
  • 62% said it had helped them to access other services in the community