Your local Royal Voluntary Service

volunteeer supporting local older man

volunteer helping elderly ladyRoyal Voluntary Service is a national volunteering organisation and charity with its roots in local communities all over Britain. Our volunteers aim to provide the support an older person might need at home, in their neighbourhoods and also in hospitals.

Tailored support

We do not believe in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to helping older people. We recognise that everyone’s needs are different and that everyone will have different ideas about what will make life happier or easier.

However, not many people know that they can contact their local Royal Voluntary Service and discuss this personalised approach, either for themselves or for an older person in their family.

We do our best to provide the help or support you need, but if we can’t help your specific situation, we will try our best to direct you to a trusted local organisation that can.

Quality services run by kind and caring volunteers

Royal Voluntary Service support for older people sits between what the state can do and what the private sector can provide and what families do for each other. We provide the warmth of family support with the trust, commitment and professionalism of a major national organisation who have been around serving communities for over 75 years.

A service that grows with you

Because Royal Voluntary Service is all about relationships – between older people, their families, our volunteers and our staff – we listen to what you have to say about the work we do. We want our services to develop to meet real local needs, and we can only do that by building partnerships with those we work with.

In many ways the future of your local Royal Voluntary Service is in your hands. Whether you are a volunteer, an older person or related to an older person who needs some support, we urge you to get involved and help shape the way older people are served in your community.

Find out more about our services

Support at home

Support at home

Royal Voluntary Service volunteers provide practical help, elderly home help and support at home for older people.

Social activities

Social activities

Royal Voluntary Service volunteers run social activities such as community centres & lunch clubs for older people in their local communities.

Getting out and about

Getting out and about

Royal Voluntary Service volunteers run mobility services so older people can still get out and about in their community.

Hospital support

Hospital support

Royal Voluntary Service volunteers run hospital services and support services to offer patients with the support services they need.


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