The Queen and The Duchess of Cornwall join together to thank the RVS

The Queen and The Duchess of Cornwall have joined together to thank Royal Voluntary Service volunteers for their hard work, one year on since the launch of the NHS Volunteer Responders Scheme.


Thank you to everybody who have been volunteering. It has been a great help over this difficult year.

- Her Majesty The Queen

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, 12.7 million people have stepped forward to volunteer with the RVS. More than 1.5 million tasks have been completed by NHS Volunteer Responders to date, from ‘Check in and Chat’ calls, to delivering prescriptions and food shopping to those unable to leave their homes.

Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness heard from RVS volunteers Tracy and Sue, and NHS Volunteer Responders Anderson and Simon about their experiences.