Royal Voluntary Service predicts student volunteering boom this summer


A volunteering boom among young people is being predicted for the summer by the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS).


It has released the findings of a survey that show that seven out of ten students aged 18-24 plan to spend their summer break volunteering.


The survey found that more than a third (34%) of students believe that volunteering “will give them a sense of purpose they are lacking.


A similar proportion (35%) want to ‘give back’ following a pandemic bit year for the country.


Schemes young people are looking to get involved in include the NHS Volunteer Responders Initiative, which is being delivered by the RVS and GoodSAM on behalf of NHS England.


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