Royal Voluntary Service VolunteersMore than 25,000 dedicated community volunteers deliver services and activities that help older people live the life they want to. They make a massive difference within their communities and are committed to helping older people to have independent and fulfilled lives. Whether it’s taking an older person to the shops, delivering books or even walking their dog – you can help.

For people interested in giving back to older people within their community, Royal Voluntary Service are unique in our ability to offer a wide variety of roles and locations. Volunteering is highly rewarding in so many ways, from students to retired members of the public, anyone over the age of fourteen can volunteer.

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.

Whether you can spare a few hours once a week, once a fortnight or can give a couple of days each month, we'll have a volunteering opportunity to suit your availability. We're very flexible with volunteering hours whatever time you can give to volunteering; we appreciate how busy life can get!

It couldn't be easier to volunteer, we offer volunteering roles across the whole of Britain, a local opportunity to help an older person could be just down the road from you.

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