The Guernsey Voluntary Service

Otherwise known as the GVS, the charity launched independent of the WRVS in 2011.  There are currently about 500 active volunteers on the islands.

GVS is an independent charity serving older people in the Bailiwick with two day centres, Meals on Wheels plus other services within the community. One of the founding aims of the Guernsey WRVS (now the Guernsey Voluntary Service or GVS) was to ensure the wellbeing of older people in the Bailiwick. At first this was done through Darby and Joan clubs, home visiting and outings. The social clubs still operate on both Guernsey and Alderney and there are now two day centres in Guernsey – the Jubilee Day Centre in St Sampsons and the Russels Day Centre in St. Martins.

GVS also delivers the Meals on Wheels service in Guernsey and Alderney. Approximately 30,000 meals are delivered by the GVS every year in Guernsey alone.

The GVS receive funding from the CI Lottery and in 2019 were the beneficiaries of a large sun to help fund essential vehicle access for vulnerable elderly people in Guernsey.

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