Can you help us to support older people in your local community?

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

Volunteers are vital to Royal Voluntary Service. Without them we simply wouldn’t exist. Currently, more than 40,000 dedicated community volunteers deliver services that help older people live the life they want to. Whether it’s taking an older person to the shops, delivering a meal to them or even walking their dog – our volunteers make a big difference that is appreciated and valued. 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.

We are always looking for new, enthusiastic volunteers who can help us to make sure older people get the support they need and we’d really appreciate your help. I have attached a volunteer recruitment poster and would be extremely grateful if you could find a spot for it and encourage people from your local community to join us.

Anyone over the age of 14 can join and the great thing about volunteering is that it’s so flexible. You can fit it around all of the other things that you have to do. Whether you can spare a few hours once a week or fortnight or can give a couple of days each month we will have an opportunity for you.

We all know that the number of older people in our communities is set to grow in the future and we have to be ready. So over the next few years we will be expanding our services and developing new ones so our need for community volunteers will be even greater.

If you, or someone you know, think you can help then please contact our volunteering department on 0845 601 4670, email or search for opportunities online at

Wishing you a very Happy New Year,

Many thanks,
Jen Williams
Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator
Royal Voluntary Service