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  1. New programme launches to fuel innovation in social prescribing

    Thursday, 02 September 2021

    A new programme has been launched to help national voluntary organisations from across multiple sectors particularly financial wellbeing, arts, nature and physical activity to work together alongside local communities to increase the scale and impact of social prescribing activities.

  2. Ross Kemp toasts hard-working pandemic helpers at ‘Cheers for Volunteers’ event

    Friday, 02 July 2021

    On national Thank You Day, 4th July, Ross Kemp will unite a team of hard-working pandemic volunteers for a well-deserved “Cheers for Volunteers”.

  3. Students to swap beachwear for high viz this summer

    Tuesday, 22 June 2021

    With holiday getaways on hold for many, new research has identified that most students want to ‘do their bit’ and volunteer this summer.

  4. Volunteering can build the kind of society we all want to live in

    Monday, 07 June 2021

    A group of 18 of the country’s leading volunteer-involving charities, are launching their shared commitment to support all communities across the UK to be dynamic and welcoming places for volunteering.

  5. Ross Kemp kicks off ‘Cheers for Volunteers’ to thank pandemic helpers

    Tuesday, 01 June 2021

    On the first day of Volunteers Week, Ross Kemp is swapping the Queen Vic for The Volunteer pub in Regents Park, taking pandemic volunteers for a well-deserved drink and launching "Cheers for Volunteers"

  6. "Royal Voluntary Service’s report should give us all cause for optimism" - People’s Postcode Lottery

    Wednesday, 12 May 2021

    Lisa Belletty, Health and Wellbeing Advisor at People's Postcode Lottery discusses the launch of Social Mobility: Unleashing the power of volunteering in the quest blog post

  7. Volunteering key to improving job prospects

    Wednesday, 28 April 2021

    Volunteering is set to play a vital role in the Covid recovery with a new report quantifying the impact it has on life chances and employment prospects.

  8. Home cooking loses its flavour for millions as food fatigue sets in

    Monday, 19 April 2021

    TV chef Phil Vickery invites Great Britain to banish lockdown food blues at the Royal Voluntary Service Virtual Village Hall.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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