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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

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Radio Lollipop has it covered

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Quietly supporting the local ambulance service

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#surreywomen - baking cakes for NHS staff on the frontline

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#iwill's Leaders of now: The Ambassador story

25 November 2020

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Interesting example of integrated volunteering in care setting (Leicestersh...

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Findings: Patients supported by the NHS Volunteer Responder Programme durin...

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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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