Royal Voluntary Service Archive and Heritage Collection Online Catalogue
This fully searchable catalogue contains listings, many with preview images of a selection of historical material housed in our Archive & Heritage Collection. It is also the gateway to our digital, downloadable version of all 419 issues of the WVS/WRVS Bulletin from 1939-1974 and the 84,000 pages of the WVS Narrative Reports 1938-1945.
Tip: If you only want to search the Narrative Reports click "Advanced Search" below the search bar and select "Narrative Report" from the category field. Then type a location into the Keyword field.
The WVS/WRVS/RVS is the largest voluntary organisation in British history, at its height boasting over one million members. For the past 80 years Royal Voluntary Service has been a pioneer in social welfare, aiding civillians during WWII, helping to develop the modern welfare state in the post war years and now providing services for older people.
Just run a search to find out about our work since 1938.