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  1. Exhibition tells of 80 years of Royal Voluntary Service in Glasgow

    Thursday, 03 October 2019

    Exhibition tells of 80 years of Royal Voluntary Service in Glasgow at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

  2. British parents urged to encourage volunteering to improve child’s happiness

    Tuesday, 01 October 2019

    Leading volunteering organisation, Royal Voluntary Service, is advising more parents to get their
    children involved in volunteering from a young age, on the back of new research that identifies that
    the positive impact it can have on their wellbeing.

  3. Lack of visitors has detrimental effect on patient recovery

    Tuesday, 10 September 2019

    Volunteers on hospital wards can play a vital role with the many patients who don’t have visitors, new research by Royal Voluntary Service found.

  4. Stephen Dunmore appointed as Chair of Royal Voluntary Service

    Thursday, 08 August 2019

    Royal Voluntary Service has appointed Stephen Dunmore OBE as the new Chair of its board of trustees. Stephen, who takes over from Richard Greenhalgh, the charity’s Chair since 2012, will commence his new role on 19 September 2019.

  5. The formula for a happy retirement

    Tuesday, 09 July 2019

    Research by Royal Voluntary Service, part of our wider ‘Step Forward’ campaign supported by Legal & General, marks a call for people of all ages, particularly retirees, to volunteer their skills and talents. The study asked new retirees to rate their happiness levels, and then asked them about their life in retirement. It showed that those who are happier are five times more likely to travel or go on holidays (55% v 11%), and four times more likely to play an instrument (8% v 2%).

  6. HRH The Duchess of Cornwall visits local lunch club

    Wednesday, 03 July 2019

    Royal Voluntary Service welcomed its President, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, to its Dolau Bran lunch club in Llandovery, as it celebrates its 40th anniversary.

  7. Thank you to all our volunteers

    Friday, 31 May 2019

    Thank you to all our volunteers this national Volunteers Week, 1-7 June

  8. The UK’s got talent

    Thursday, 23 May 2019

    Royal Voluntary Service is calling on Brits to use their talents by volunteering and has cre-ated a short spoof talent film to show that everyone has something to give.

  9. Message from Catherine Johnstone CEO: BBC Watchdog, 1 May 2019

    Wednesday, 01 May 2019

    Royal Voluntary Service response to BBC Watchdog, 1 May 2019

  10. Senior socialites out and about making new friends at 70

    Tuesday, 30 April 2019

    New research from Royal Voluntary Service finds that a busy social diary is as much of a tonic as a rest for the over 70s.

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