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  1. COVID-19 confidence crisis as millions fear leaving their home

    Wednesday, 16 September 2020

    10 million (41%) over 50s across Britain have lost confidence as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Seven million (30%) fear catching the virus and feel safer at home.

  2. Join us for The Massive Get Together!

    Thursday, 03 September 2020

    Join us for an online event 'The Massive Get Together' on 17 September to celebrate the amazing work that has been done across the UK to support those most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. Royal Voluntary Service supports ‘Your Later Life’

    Thursday, 02 July 2020

    Royal Voluntary Service is delighted to be involved with Your Later Life for a fourth year running. Launched by Media Planet in partnership with The Daily Telegraph, Your Later Life went live on Wednesday 1st July and publishes news, information, advice and personal insight stories, on life in our later years.

  4. Thanking the nation’s volunteers for helping others

    Wednesday, 03 June 2020

    We hosted a special online event on Monday 1st June to thank its thousands of volunteers and the NHS Volunteer Responders for their contribution, particularly during the current time. The event marked the start of Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June 2020) which recognises the commitment of volunteers and is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

  5. New trustees appointed

    Wednesday, 03 June 2020

    Royal Voluntary Service has made six new appointments to its board of trustees

  6. HRH hails volunteers ‘the backbone of our country’ as NHS Volunteer Responders reach 250k milestone

    Monday, 01 June 2020

    To mark Volunteers’ Week and in recognition of a milestone quarter of a million tasks having been carried out by NHS Volunteer Responders, Royal Voluntary Service President, The Duchess of Cornwall, has thanked volunteers across the country for the many acts of kindness they provide.

  7. Royal Voluntary Service volunteers ready to make 100,000 companionship calls, thanks to Asda Foundation

    Tuesday, 12 May 2020

    Volunteers across Great Britain are gearing up to make 100,000 companionship calls to vulnerable people isolating at home during the coronavirus lockdown, thanks to a £200,000 donation from the Asda Foundation.

  8. Royal Voluntary Service marks VE Day with virtual singalong

    Thursday, 07 May 2020

    Royal Voluntary Service will reflect and remember the ‘Women in Green’; the women who stepped forward to give the gift of volunteering to support their communities during the Second World War.

  9. Royal Voluntary Service launches £5million Covid-19 Emergency Appeal

    Thursday, 30 April 2020

    Royal Voluntary Service has launched an emergency appeal to raise £5million to continue to support thousands of older and vulnerable people seeking support

  10. National lockdown activity programme for older people launches

    Tuesday, 28 April 2020

    Older people looking to beat the boredom of isolation are invited to visit the Virtual Village Hall, a new programme of online activities from Royal Voluntary Service

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