Why and how to volunteer

Voluntary work is highly rewarding. Our 20,000 dedicated community volunteers deliver services and activities that help older people live the life they want to; independent and fulfilled. Whether it’s taking an older person to the shops, delivering books or even walking their dog – you can help.

When and where to volunteer

We appreciate any time you can give to volunteering so Royal Voluntary Service offer flexible voluntary work in a wide variety of roles and locations; a local volunteering opportunity could be just down the road from you. From a few hours a week to a couple of days each month, we can suit your availability.

Volunteer for Royal Voluntary Service

Royal Voluntary Service is an organisation which truly embraces diversity, our volunteers come from different backgrounds and cultures, and possess varied skills and experience, as do the older people they spend time with.

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Real life stories

Find out more about volunteering with Royal Voluntary Service from the people who give their time to make life better for older people.

Meet our volunteers 

Find out how we can help

If you know a family member, friend or neighbour who is lonely or isolated, find out how your local Royal Voluntary Service can help.

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