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  1. Elaine Paige takes on new role as Royal Voluntary Service Ambassador

    Wednesday, 14 February 2018

    Royal Voluntary Service is proud to announce that ‘First Lady of Musical Theatre’, Elaine Paige OBE, has become an Ambassador for the charity.

  2. Hospital volunteers step up to support the NHS

    Thursday, 08 February 2018

    Hospital volunteers have responded generously to this month’s winter pressures with the offer to work extra hours at a number of NHS Trusts around the country.

  3. Millions of pre-retirees aspire to revive Britain’s communities

    Thursday, 25 January 2018

    Britain’s pre-retirees are on a mission to revive their communities, revealing they want to use their valuable skills and life experience to kick-start their own, diverse range of clubs and activities.

  4. Partnership with London Ambulance Service to pilot programme which aims to reduce calls to 999

    Wednesday, 17 January 2018

    Volunteer-led service will provide practical and emotional help to older people at risk of falls and social isolation

  5. Sheds Grant Fund opens to local communities

    Friday, 05 January 2018

    Round 4 of Sheds Grant Fund for local funding is open for applications.

  6. Three new services to open to help reduce loneliness and isolation

    Friday, 15 December 2017

    Royal Voluntary Service is a partner organisation of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness and we are launching three new projects in Jo’s former constituency to help reduce loneliness and isolation.

  7. Community shed projects across Britain receive vital funding

    Wednesday, 06 December 2017

    Local community groups are celebrating today after being awarded funding from the Asda Foundation to support their shared workshop spaces.

  8. Tips for keeping older people well this winter

    Monday, 04 December 2017

    Royal Voluntary Service in partnership with SGN has launched advice to help older people who are left feeling isolated and vulnerable in winter.

  9. Millions to do voluntary service this Christmas

    Tuesday, 28 November 2017

    Nine million people intending to gift their time to help others during the festive period

  10. Players of People’s Postcode Lottery raise staggering £5m for Royal Voluntary Service

    Tuesday, 14 November 2017

    Royal Voluntary Service ambassador, Wayne Sleep OBE says thank you to players of People’s Postcode Lottery at volunteer-run dance club in Banbury

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