Volunteering can mean more than just ‘something to do.’

Volunteer Co-ordinators at Royal Voluntary Service get as much out of volunteering with us as the people they help. Below is just one of the volunteer stories:

I am 65 years old and have been an RVS Volunteer for over 5 years now. A few days after my 60th birthday my husband passed away with Cancer. I was devastated, having been with him since I was 16 years old. I knew life had to go on and a few months later I joined Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) as a volunteer.

I chose the RVS because they were very good and helped me with my ailing father a number of years prior. Being a volunteer helped me immensely to come to terms with my loss. It got me out of the house and gave me a real sense of purpose. It really has changed my life for the better.

For more information about Royal Voluntary Service call 01642 527948 or visit www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk