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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

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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

Latest activities

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Why we can’t afford to overlook NHS volunteering in this General Election

10 September 2020

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“How our volunteering team fights Covid-19”

10 September 2020



Advice regarding NHS volunteers relating to COVID-19

10 September 2020

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Stay connected to your volunteers

22 October 2020

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Helping out: Taking an inclusive approach to engaging older volunteers

22 October 2020

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How to Guide

How to create a pathway for volunteers to NHS careers

21 October 2020

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A nurse-led youth volunteering project to support older people on acute hos...

21 October 2020

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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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