Real life stories
Take a look at some of the real life stories behind Royal Voluntary Service, and the people who help to make life better for local older people.
Filter by service type or just click on their names below to find out more about the real people behind Royal Voluntary Service.
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Dave is a Good Neighbours volunteer and helps older people in his area by giving them lifts so that they can and get out and about.
Bev is a Good Neighbours volunteer in North Somerset. She visits an older lady once a week to provide companionship.
Sandra is a Royal Voluntary Service Good Neighbours volunteer and helps Janet once a week.
The Royal Voluntary Service Community Centre, Cornhill Centre in Banbury is a place for local older people to enjoy a lunch club and social activities
Alan takes a trolley around the wards of Frenchay Hospital, giving patients a friendly face and the opportunity to buy items they might need and making their stay a little easier.
Clive not only receives Meals on Wheels from Royal Voluntary service but is also a volunteer. He updates his local Royal Voluntary Service Powys and Ceredigion Facebook and Twitter pages.
Jean is one of Royal Voluntary Service’s longest serving volunteers, having joined the then WVS in 1952! She’s had countless different volunteering experiences over the last 60 years.
Matt spends a few hours a week volunteering by organising social activities and being a befriender. He provides valuable company and enjoyment to many older people in care homes.
David has volunteered for Royal Voluntary Service in North Ayrshire for five years. Finding himself with a bit of free time, he decided to sign up as a Community Transport volunteer.
Volunteer Carol visits Olive once a week. Olive lives alone and relies on Carol to help her with shopping and just for a bit of company. Olive calls Carol her 'lifeline'.
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