Royal Voluntary Service
Royal Voluntary Service is one of the largest volunteering organisations in Great Britain, providing vital, responsive services which support public health, social care and wellbeing. Its staff and thousands of volunteers support people in need, with the aim of building resilience in local communities.

As a Emergency Response Volunteer you will be someone we can call upon to help if there is an urgent need to support people in and around your local community or to lend a hand to your local NHS in a hospital environment.

There is a range of support that you could provide as a Emergency Response Volunteer such as:
• Helping your local hospital in need of extra volunteers in winter
• Visiting someone who’s recovering from illness
• Joining the team at our hospital shops or cafes when they are short-handed
• Supporting a local lunch club needing to continue to provide lunches to participants.

Our Emergency Response Volunteers are able to help provide their skills and support in a time of need. The above list does not cover all the possible tasks and requests for help will be based on local needs. As long as you are ready and willing please step forward to join us today.

All necessary training for specific tasks will be given in advance. Some roles may require additional checks such as a DBS in England/Wales or PVG in Scotland.

By joining us you will be connected to one of the leading volunteering organisations in the country. You will gain access to our award winning online learning system (moodle) which will enable you to revisit or expand your skills through our wide range of courses (some essential!) and most of all you will be ready to meet new people and make a real difference in your community.

Time commitment

Application deadline
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
As a national charity working alongside the NHS all COVID-19 measures are in place to ensure volunteer safety, including offering masks, sanitiser and social distancing.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.