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  1. REPORT LAUNCH: Volunteering, COVID and integrated care – how the recent surge of volunteer support must be ‘wired-in’ to healthcare for long-term gains

    Wednesday, 24 March 2021

    In a new report released today, Britain’s health leaders argue that the volunteer resource available during COVID-19 must be permanently embedded into the NHS and social care.

  2. The Queen and The Duchess of Cornwall thank pandemic volunteers

    Friday, 19 March 2021

    the Royal Voluntary Service’s Patron, Her Majesty The Queen and the charity’s President, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, joined a video call to thank four volunteers for their invaluable support throughout the pandemic.

  3. Prime Minister, Boris Johnson thanks NHS Volunteer Responders and St John Ambulance Vaccination Volunteers

    Thursday, 11 March 2021

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined a video call to thank NHS Volunteer Responders and St John Ambulance VaccinationVolunteers in Rochdale and Cornwall.

  4. HRH The Duchess of Cornwall visits NHS Volunteer Responder volunteers at COVID-19 vaccination site

    Tuesday, 23 February 2021

    Royal Voluntary Service President, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, today visited Wembley Park vaccination centre to meet NHS Volunteer Responder Volunteers as well as NHS staff who have supported the vaccine rollout during the pandemic.

  5. Royal Voluntary Service supports 'Your Later Life' campaign

    Wednesday, 16 December 2020

    Royal Voluntary Service is delighted to be invloved with 'Your Later Life' for a fourth year running.

  6. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge make surprise visit to Royal Voluntary Service client at Batley Community Centre

    Tuesday, 08 December 2020

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met Royal Voluntary Service client, Len Gardener from Batley whom The Duchess has supported with Check In and Chat calls during the pandemic

  7. Support to help older people stay safe, well and warm this winter

    Tuesday, 10 November 2020

    Many older people aren’t prepared for the winter months ahead, like stocking up on emergency supplies and essential food items, and getting their boiler and heating serviced.

  8. NHS Volunteer Responders scheme extended to support the public and NHS staff over winter

    Friday, 06 November 2020

    NHS Volunteer Responders scheme extended to support the public and NHS staff over winter

  9. Royal Voluntary Service leads major call up for public to volunteer through COVID winter crisis

    Thursday, 08 October 2020

    Stars back the ‘Hour of Need’ campaign inviting public to donate time to their communities during the next phase of the pandemic

  10. HRH The Duchess of Cornwall visits Rickmansworth Lunch Club

    Thursday, 08 October 2020

    Royal Voluntary Service today (8 October) welcomed its President, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, to its Mill End lunch club in Rickmansworth where she met volunteers and diners – and helped serve up lunch.

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