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Monday, 11 March 2019
Wave of first-time volunteers prompted to step forward in response to issues such as reduced funding for community services, pressures on the NHS and care for older people.
Thursday, 07 February 2019
Volunteers have already generously stepped forward to pitch in and offer extra time at one in ten hospitals across Britain. Over 380 extra shifts have taken place, with volunteers dedicating almost 900 hours to hospitals around the country.
Thursday, 13 December 2018
Royal Voluntary Service presented Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust with a gift of £94,000 at a special afternoon tea held at the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH) last week.
Tuesday, 11 December 2018
New research from Royal Voluntary Service finds nearly one in five (17%) adults in Great Britain plan to volunteer over the Christmas period, with 14% intending to volunteer on Christmas Day itself. We hope to inspire more people to gift their time throughout the year.
Tuesday, 04 December 2018
NHS hospital bosses need to recognise and embrace the critical contribution volunteers make in improving
Monday, 05 November 2018
To mark the opening of our 80th exhibition, ambassador and star of stage and screen, Elaine Paige OBE, recreated one of the most arresting images from the charity’s archives, Miss Mercury of the WVS which is one of the many images going on display.
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Compelling images from 1938 to the modern day are being published to mark Royal Voluntary Service’s 80th anniversary and will be going on display for a limited time at a free pop-up photography exhibition, The Gift of Time, at London’s gallery@oxo.
Thursday, 27 September 2018
Sharp-tongued food critic, William Sitwell, served up a glowing review for volunteer cooks at one of Royal Voluntary Service’s popular lunch clubs in a new film released today.
Tuesday, 25 September 2018
As part of Royal Voluntary Service’s commitment to support the NDAA, it pledges to engage in collaboration and partnerships with other service providers, stakeholders and relevant bodies. This will help raise awareness of the effectiveness of the work of volunteers in hospitals and communities in supporting people living with dementia and their carers to deliver on the NDAA’s Dementia Statements.
Thursday, 13 September 2018
Royal Voluntary Service ‘mobility volunteers’ provided support to older people at risk of falls and social isolation in two London boroughs