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Evidenced Outcome

Improved skills and employability

Evidence point

After the programme, the proportion of volunteers who felt they had the right skills to get a job increased by 14% (from 77% to 91%) (n=13 pre, n=11 post).
91% of volunteers agreeing that volunteering has helped them to develop new skills.
64% felt volunteering has increased their ability to secure paid work (n=11).
73% agreed or strongly agreed that volunteering has increased their interest in pursuing a career in health and care (n=11).

Primary beneficiary


Partner organisation

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

Volunteering role / intervention

Ward Support Volunteers

Evidence strength




September 2023

Derbyshire Ward Support Volunteers - Evaluation Report - June 2023