Fundraising while you shop

Raise funds for Royal Voluntary Service from the comfort of your own sofa when you shop online with Amazon and Give as you Live or sell unwanted gifts on ebay.


AmazonSmile logoAmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as

What makes AmazonSmile different to Amazon is that AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Royal Voluntary Service every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the same prices, selection and convenient shopping as but with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Royal Voluntary Service.

On your first visit to you need to select Royal Voluntary Service from the charity list to receive donations before you begin shopping. The website will remember your selection, and then every time you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Royal Voluntary Service.

Find out more about AmazonSmile

Give as you Live

Give as you Live logoThousands of stores will donate money to Royal Voluntary Service when you shop with Give as you Live online.

Shopping online is so convenient and by shopping with Give as you Live its even better as you can raise money for Royal Voluntary Service while you shop at no cost to you.

This is how it works!

So don’t delay and join today!


Clean out your cupboards and help older people get more out of life - you can now raise funds by selling your unwanted items on ebay and donating anything from ten per cent to 100 per cent of the final sale price to Royal Voluntary Service.

ebay has partnered with PayPal Giving Fund, a non-profit service provider, to create the ebay for Charity fundraising programme which makes it safe and easy for charities to benefit from shopping on ebay.

Your item will feature a charity ribbon, our name and logo and the percentage you are donating so that buyers know that they are supporting a worthy cause.

To start your auction today:

  • Register for your ebay seller account.
  • Choose an item to sell.
  • Write an item title and description.
  • List your item on ebay and show that it will benefit Royal Voluntary Service.
  • Complete your transaction - PayPal Giving Fund will collect your donation, claim Gift Aid (if possible) and pass both on to us.
  • If you're a regular shopper on ebay why not make Royal Voluntary Service your favourite charity - you'll be asked if you would like to make a small percentage donation to Royal Voluntary Service when buying or selling, and also gives the opportunity for anyone buying from you to donate as well.

Or why not treat yourself to something new and take part in a live auctions.

Get in touch

If you have any questions or to find out more about fundraising for Royal Voluntary Service please contact us on 0800 731 9197 or email

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Take part in our Good Neighbours Yard Sale

De-clutter your home to raise money to help older people remain healthy, active and independent.

Find out how! 

Make a donation to Royal Voluntary Service 

Your regular gift will help us provide more services, recruit more volunteers, strengthen our communities.

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