WRVS at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
WRVS has been helping people in Britain for over 65 years. Originally set up as the Women’s Voluntary Service in 1938, the charity played a crucial role during the Second World War, and now focuses on helping older people and others in need to remain independent and get more out of life.
Today WRVS is one of the largest voluntary organisations in Britain with around 70,000 men and women helping older people to stay independent at home, or stay active in their community. They help provide the essentials and support to patients and visitors in over 300 hospitals throughout the country and have teams of volunteers on call night and day to support people caught up in an emergency or disaster.
At Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, WRVS provides relaxing and friendly cafés, shops, greeting and guiding services and have trolley services to wards. All their services on both our sites raise funds that are gifted back to this hospital to improve services and facilities for staff, visitors and patients.
Recently WRVS have supported the Youth Project at the hospital by promoting volunteering to the under 25s.
To find out more visit our website at www.wrvs.org.uk