Take the lead

HTML Online Editor Sample
tick Do you enjoy making things happen?
tick Are you organised, with an eye for detail?
Would you like to help create a new activity group in your local community to bring older people together?


Find out about Volunteer Co-ordinators
Read a Volunteer Co-ordinator profile

To start something new, click on the areas below:

Cornwall Devon Gateshead
Gloucestershire Herefordshire Kent
Leicestershire London Manchester
Newcastle Norfok Northumberland
North Yorkshire Reading Swindon
Edinburgh Falkirk Glasgow
Stirling North Wales South Wales

Contact us

Watch our film

Be inspired by some of our volunteers who have all started something new based on their hobbies and interests and given back to their local areas.

You'd be taking your place in one of the largest volunteering organisations in Great Britain, with a unique place in Britain's history. You would also be joining at an exciting time for us, as we seek to grow our network of clubs and activity groups across Britain. By working together, we can make amazing things happen in your local community.

Even if you haven't tackled anything quite like this before, don't worry. We have an experienced team of people ready to guide you through it with plenty of support and a minimum of 'red tape'. We’ll even provide a handbook and a central support phone-line to help you along the way.  But when your club or activity is in full swing, you'll know it simply wouldn't have happened without you and your team of volunteers.

Your role as Volunteer Co-ordinator could include:

  • Recruiting and training volunteers
  • Delivering your planned activity safely and legally
  • Managing money and fundraising
  • Co-ordinating with other activities in the community.

Find out more about Volunteer Co-ordinators

What you could start

Social activities

Social activities

Social activities are regular or one off events that give older people the opportunity to meet with others, share company and fun activities.

Social Dining and Lunch Clubs

Social Dining and Lunch Clubs

Dining Clubs are for older people to come together on a regular basis to enjoy tasty food and company anytime and anywhere.

Community Companions

Community Companions

The Community Companions Service aims to help older people to remain independent, but not isolated.

Community Companions Transport

Community Companions Transport

Quite simply, this helps older people by taking them wherever they want to go, using volunteers' own cars.

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.

Get help
Find out more

Make a donation

Donate online
Make a secure donation online to Royal Voluntary Service using your credit or debit card.

Donate now

Donate by text

Text RVOL03 £3 to 70070.