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.
"Volunteering gives you a purpose to get up and get organised. I look forward to it. It’s become a way of life."
"I provide the music for the Dance Club, and call some of the dances."
"I helped set up art classes. They are a joy."
"You see people improve, both physically and mentally."
"I've been there every Tuesday for the last 30 years."
"There wasn't a lunch club, so I started one."
"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."