Volunteering in the community

Volunteering is about giving the gift of your time, talent and skills so that you can make a difference to the lives of people in your community.

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 can help you make the most of your time with us.

What’s more, we have a wide range of community-based volunteer opportunities to match your talents.

Volunteers can also support our community services by sharing their skills and talents in fundraising, digital and social media, marketing and communications, admin support, recruitment and more.

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Volunteering in the community with Royal Voluntary Service


Community Companions

Community Companions is an easy way for you to simply be there for someone.

It might involve visiting someone in their home and could include calling in for a chat, popping to the shops or walking their dog.

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Community Companions from Royal Voluntary Service


Community Sheds

Community Sheds, sometimes known as Men’s Sheds, are spaces where people can come together to take part in practical or creative activities of any kind.

They give people the chance to share tools, resources and skills for everything from joinery, furniture renovation, metal work and mechanics to gardening, model making, photography and baking.

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Community Sheds from Royal Voluntary Service


Community Transport

The Community Transport service helps to get people where they want to go.

Whether that’s a doctor’s appointment, shopping trip or seeing friends and family, by volunteering your wheels you can give people who can’t get out and about on their own some much-needed freedom.

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Community Transport from Royal Voluntary Service


Home Library Services

The Home Library Service delivers books, and in some cases audio books, films and music to people who can’t get to their local library.

As a Home Library Service volunteer, you’ll also provide a useful check on the safety and well-being of people who find it difficult to get out and about.

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Home Library Service from Royal Voluntary Service


Lunch Clubs

Lunch Clubs allow people to enjoy a generous helping of fine food and a healthy pinch of great company.

You can support by sharing your culinary skills and preparing the food or serving lunch and chatting to the diners.

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Lunch Clubs from Royal Voluntary Service


Social Clubs & Events

These are the clubs, groups, activities and events that are available to people up and down the country.

Taking place in community centres, cafés, village halls, libraries and even sheds, they can cover anything from art, yoga, social dining and knitting to guest speakers, live music and adult education.

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Social Clubs and Events from Royal Voluntary Service


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