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Together we can accelerate the growth and impact of volunteering

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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

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A strong and caring bond between team members

30 November 2020

Alderhey children hospital


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

30 November 2020

WHSCT Volunteer Run Leaders


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

30 November 2020

Sally Williams Our Plymouth


Vaccination volunteers: induction and agreement

22 January 2021

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Service guide: Active Response Volunteering

21 January 2021

Barts Health volunteers


Webinar: How to adopt the Active Response volunteer model - Nancy Whiskin, ...

21 January 2021

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New partnership between NHS Trust and charitable organisations to maximise ...

21 January 2021

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Evidence and Insight

How do you evaluate and measure your impact in volunteering?



Helpforce projects

Discover the different ways volunteers are helping hospitals



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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