The King's Fund

Volunteering in acute trusts in England: Understanding the scale and impact

  • Format: Printed copy
  • Publication date: 21 November 2013
  • Authors: Amy Galea, Chris Naylor, David Buck, Lisa Weaks

Around three million people volunteer for health, disability and welfare organisations in England – the same number as the combined NHS and social care workforce. But very little is known about where these volunteers work or what they do.

As part of a project funded by the Department of Health, this paper gauges the scale and value of volunteering in NHS acute trusts in England.