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Our service guides

Helpforce supports a wide range of health and care organisations across the UK, and shares the volunteering service models, best practice and learning from those projects.

Each guide below has a detailed description of a particular type of service and how it operates, with advice on how you can adapt it to work in your location.

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Before you dive in...

Alongside the specific advice below, read through our How to set up a volunteering service guide, which has lots of universal advice for establishing a service, from developing and operating the service to managing volunteers and measuring impact.

Read our guide

Setting up an end of life care volunteer service

Setting up an active response volunteer service

Setting up a discharge support volunteer service

Setting up a theatre support volunteer service

Setting up a bereavement comfort call volunteer service

Setting up a restraint debrief volunteer service

Setting up a mealtime support volunteer service

Setting up an activity and mobility support volunteer service

Setting up an adult companionship volunteer service

Setting up a falls prevention service