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Volunteering Innovators Programme - New findings and outcomes

Working with a range of NHS trusts across England, with funding from NHS England and NHS Improvement and Royal Voluntary Service, the programme developed and tested a wide array of volunteering innovations across the patient pathway. The aim was to produce evidence of the impact that the innovations made on people and services, and a set of volunteering service guides to help other NHS Trusts adopt and benefit from these innovations.

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Helpforce partners with health and care organisations to increase volunteering opportunities and accelerate their impact

Because volunteers

  • Improve patient experience
  • Support NHS staff
  • Take up careers in health
  • Reduce pressure on acute services, GPs, community services and hospitals
  • Help organisations increase productivity

Latest activities

Val Shannon

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A strong and caring bond between team members

30 November 2020

Alderhey children hospital

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It takes a special kind of person like Anne to manage a successful team of ...

30 November 2020

WHSCT Volunteer Run Leaders

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Volunteers inspire NHS staff to take their first step to leading a healthie...

30 November 2020

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Virtual Check-In

18th December 2020 12:00pm

02 December 2020

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Virtual Check-In

16th December 2020 12:00pm

02 December 2020

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Virtual Check-In

11th December 2020 12:00pm

02 December 2020

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Virtual Check-In

9th December 2020 12:00pm

02 December 2020

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Evidence and Insight

How do you evaluate and measure your impact in volunteering?

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Helpforce projects

Discover the different ways volunteers are helping hospitals

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Oranisation

Raising standards for volunteering in health

Join the national learning hub for volunteering to ensure your volunteers are confident and ready

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Mark Lever
CEO, Helpforce

Thank you to all our funders and partners!

"The Helpforce team thank all our funders who believe in our mission, and, like us, want to see the enormous benefits volunteers bring scaled across our NHS to the benefit of patients, staff, hospitals and communities. We couldn't do it without your support, for which we are enormously grateful."
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