How your work helps others
Our volunteers donate a huge variety of skills in a wealth of ways. They cover all kinds of roles, from working in hospital shops and cafés to offering transport for essential hospital appointments. From running weekly lunch clubs to creating community support groups.
What they all do, regardless of the role or activity they take on, is make a difference to the health and happiness of others.
That means giving people more access to services in their communities and improving social interaction. Helping people to keep doing the things they enjoy. Making sure people who might otherwise struggle to cope for themselves have the support they need.
I love knowing I’ve made a difference.
Chris, a volunteer of 26 years volunteers alongside her husband as a Hospital Café volunteer. "The café is in the hospital’s oncology unit, so you get to know the patients, and they are such wonderful people, it’s so lovely to sit and talk to them for a little chat."
Find an opportunity
Let’s take a look at the volunteering opportunities in your area and we’ll show you all the ways you can Play Your Part and offer support in your local community or NHS.
Make an impact as a young adult volunteer
Volunteering doesn't just make an impact on the lives we help, it also impacts our volunteers. By volunteering with Royal Voluntary Service, you will be picking up key skills that help you in other areas of your life. Skills you can showcase in your UCAS application, or on your CV for future employees to see. Make a difference to yourself, as well as others, and sign up as one of our young adult volunteers.