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  1. 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%).

  2. 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.

  3. Thank you to all our volunteers

    Friday, 31 May 2019

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

  4. 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.

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

    Wednesday, 01 May 2019

    Royal Voluntary Service response to BBC Watchdog, 1 May 2019

  6. 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.

  7. Teaming up with Legal & General in major volunteer recruitment campaign

    Thursday, 25 April 2019

    Our new ‘Step Forward’ campaign, developed to galvanise the British public to volunteer to support their local community, is being supported by Legal & General Retail Retirement.

  8. Major call up for public to volunteer as mental health benefits revealed

    Wednesday, 10 April 2019

    New campaign launched by Royal Voluntary Service to make volunteering part of everyday life.

  9. Pressure on our community services sees one million people volunteer for the first time in the past year

    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.

  10. Volunteer army to ease NHS winter pressure

    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.

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