Is volunteering for me?
How do you know if volunteering is the right thing for you? Our answer is simple: volunteering is for everyone. In fact, most of us already do it without thinking about it.
Every time you take part in a PTA or community group, you’re volunteering. Even things like shovelling snow off a shared pavement, or cutting the grass in a communal area, counts as volunteering.
The difference in volunteering through Royal Voluntary Service is that we help you find activities that really work for you. You'll be joining one of the country's largest and most established volunteering organisations. We match the time you have available, the skills you’d like to use and what you want to achieve with opportunities local to you. All our roles focus on assisting the NHS and supporting people's health and wellbeing, particularly those facing health challenges.
Ready to start?
Take a look at opportunities in your area, fill in the online application of any you’re interested in and we’ll get back to you.
Volunteering helps you achieve your goals
People volunteer for all sorts of reasons. They might want to meet new people who share their interests, or get to know their local community. They might be driven by their own values or beliefs.
Some want to develop or exercise particular skills, some want to help create, drive or sustain a new initiative in their part of the world. Most want to help others and make a difference.
Whatever your motivation for volunteering, we will work with you to identify the opportunities that can help you realise it and achieve your goals.
Seeing clients smile is all I need.
Steve is a Volunteer Driver from Aberdeenshire, and supports people who that don’t have friends or family nearby to live more independently. He drives people to social activities, shopping trips and medical appointments so they can stay connected.