Real life stories

Take a look at some of the real life stories behind Royal Voluntary Service and the people who help to make life better for people in hospitals and communities across Great Britain.

Click on their names below to find out more.


Angela's story

"Volunteering gives you a purpose to get up and get organised. I look forward to it. It’s become a way of life."


Avis's story

"I provide the music for the Dance Club, and call some of the dances."


Carol-Anne's story

Despite the lack of face to face contact, the club is thriving in the most amazing way through this difficult time.


Glynda's story

"I helped set up art classes. They are a joy."


John's story

"You see people improve, both physically and mentally."

Marion and Suzanne

Marion and Suzanne's stories

Better Bretton: How the Bretton Local People Project has kept the community connected during COVID-19.


Penny's story

"I've been there every Tuesday for the last 30 years."


Rae's story

"There wasn't a lunch club, so I started one."


Tessa's story

"The little things we do really add up to be of great help to the NHS. Volunteers can have a great impact on patients during what can be a very difficult time."

What's in your area

If you or a family member, friend or neighbour would like to join in with local clubs and activities or need support from our services then find out how Royal Voluntary Service can help.

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