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  1. 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.

  2. Army of volunteers 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.

  3. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust presented with £94k gift

    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.

  4. Millions plan to give the gift of time this Christmas

    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.

  5. New report finds volunteers reduce pressure on frontline NHS staff

    Tuesday, 04 December 2018

    NHS hospital bosses need to recognise and embrace the critical contribution volunteers make in improving

  6. The Gift of Time exhibition opening at London’s OXO Gallery

    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.

  7. Celebrity photographer Nicky Johnston tells the story of volunteering today

    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.

  8. MasterChef’s toughest critic awards volunteer cooks five stars

    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.

  9. Royal Voluntary Service joins National Dementia Action Alliance

    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.

  10. London Ambulance Service pilot reduces 999 calls & visits to A&E

    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

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