Royal Voluntary Service

About Royal Voluntary Service, formerly WRVS

Royal Voluntary Service is a volunteer organisation that enriches the lives of older people and their families across Britain.

We support older people by giving time and practical help to help them get the best from life. Our volunteers – ordinary men and women of all ages and ethnicities – love spending time with the older people. Through them, we want to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved whatever their age.

We believe old age should be celebrated, and so we should: we’re 75 years old and still going strong. So, find out today what we can do for you or an older person in your family.

Royal Voluntary Service helps in all sorts of ways:

> We help older people get out of the house for a bite to eat, social occasions or just to see friends
> We enjoy popping round for a chat as often as is liked
> We will help with jobs such as doing the shopping and collecting library books
> We can also do the simple but important things, such as changing a light bulb or fixing a lock
> We are here to make sure older people are calm and well informed before they have appointments or a stay in hospital, and we’ll check they are ok when they get home
> We also work on a national level to raise awareness of the issues older people face. We do this through our media campaigns and research, and by lobbying the government for age-related policy improvements.


Find out more about the services we offer by clicking the headings below

Victim Care

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Call: 0300 3030 554

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