Who we are
We are a UK-wide charity that enables the power of people volunteering their time to make a positive impact in health and social care.
We represent over 29,000 volunteers giving their time in health and social care. Last year our volunteers gave over 4.3 million hours of their time, equal to over £26 million at minimum wage, and raised over £41 million for health and social care where they live.
We find ways for people to contribute to their own wellbeing and to volunteer to support strong health and social care where they live.
We do this in three ways. We:
- Support those already volunteering through a membership scheme.
- Run projects that enable volunteering to make a difference.
- Run training for those managing and working with volunteers, and for volunteers themselves.