How we help
Since the NHS was formed, Royal Voluntary Service has been a key part of the care it provides.
Through support services like hospital shops, trolley services, on ward visits and help in getting home, our volunteers help hardworking NHS staff focus on giving each patient the care they deserve. Their care also supports patients and hospital visitors through a difficult time.
By offering a helping hand when patients return home from hospital, our volunteers improve the likelihood that they’ll have a faster and longer-lasting recovery.
Find out about the support available in your area
Home from Hospital services and on ward services may be able to support you.
Other ways we support in hospitals
Be a Royal Voluntary Service partner
We work with local and national partners including Local Authorities, NHS Trusts and Health Boards, companies and charities. Together we deliver volunteer-involving services which support individuals, communities and our NHS. Here’s how to find out more about partnering with Royal Voluntary Service.