By accelerating the growth & impact of volunteering, we will all benefit

Volunteers improve the lives of NHS staff, patients, and our communities. Together we can bring innovative thinking and trusted experience to scale and spread volunteer innovations in health and care. Read more about our mission.

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We work with hospitals and healthcare workers to accelerate the growth and impact of volunteering in health

We’re building a community for volunteer leaders, creating frameworks, and measuring the impact of volunteering in our hospitals.

We’re scaling capacity for volunteering in the NHS

Working with health and care partners, and NHS Trusts, we measure the benefits of volunteering for all involved – helping NHS Trusts expand the range and quality of volunteer roles that are available.

We’re making sure that help begins before you set foot in the hospital

In collaboration with volunteers and volunteer leaders we have co-created new national training standards. In partnership with NHS leaders we are integrating volunteering across the patient pathway.

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Meet our team

Our enthusiastic team are the driving force bringing our vision to life. They bring their wide-ranging skills and experience together with a personal commitment to helping improve the NHS experience for us all.



Helpforce is guided and supported by some of the leading lights in healthcare. From Chief Executives of charities to Directors of NHS Trusts, our mission is directed by the expert knowledge and extensive experience of our Board Members and Advisers.