The Big Help Out

The Big Help Out, on 8 May, will provide an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of His Majesty’s service and showcase the impact of volunteering within communities.

The charities behind the Big Help Out have set out its three core parts:

  • A public awareness campaign to raise understanding of the personal and societal benefits of volunteering.
  • The creation of opportunities to join in in every community in the country on 8 May – a chance to take part in taster sessions and give volunteering a go. Communities can also set up their own events locally.
  • Longer-term opportunities to sign up to volunteer with opportunities made easily accessible via 


People across the UK will be able to get involved from rolling up your sleeves to helping a local group, to joining some of the UK’s best-known national charities. The aim is to use volunteering to bring communities together and create a lasting volunteering legacy from the Coronation Weekend.

From March 20th we’ll have a list of ways you can lend a hand in your neighbourhood, so please come back then, and don’t forget to put the date in your diary!

Many of our best-known charities are already signed up and we’re looking for thousands more to join, whether you’re national or just in one area.

If you are a volunteer organisation/ charity we’d love you to take part by registering:

• Organising events on the day
• Sharing other opportunities to volunteer
• Registering those events and opportunities here.

Charities including the Scouts, the Royal Voluntary Service, Rotary, and the National Trust are behind the event, which will take place on Monday 8 May – the Bank Holiday of the Coronation weekend. It is also supported by the Together Coalition and NCVO.

Click here for more Information on the Big Help Out : Why it matters and how to get involved