How charities are using the Big Help Out


Monday is Big Help Out day with charities and community groups across the country offering volunteering opportunities to encourage more people to help out – both on the day itself, and longer term. Here’s a selection of ideas in tweets.

What a lovely shoutout from our friend and supporter @EllieSimmonds1 on @BBCTheOneShow talking about the positives of volunteering and some of the exciting things we can expect to see taking place on Monday from The Scouts as they organise their own events for #TheBigHelpOut

— The Big Help Out (@TheBigHelpOut23) May 2, 2023

Want to get involved with #TheBigHelpOut?

We are hosting several self-led and organised volunteering events at our youth hostels on Monday 8th May.

Find out more here. #LiveMoreYHA

— YHA England & Wales (@YHAOfficial) April 24, 2023

As part of #TheBigHelpOut we are offering a special #Coronation volunteering opportunity within The Royal Parks.

Join us in central London on Monday 8 May to plant a selection of native wildflower plants in The Green Park.

Find out more, here

— The Royal Parks (@theroyalparks) April 26, 2023

Get involved with The Big Help Out!

: Join in at one of our taster sessions on 8th May
: Pledge 4 hours to help tidy up a family’s garden
: Pledge 4 hours to volunteer within our fundraising team

Visit to discover all opportunities.

— EACH (@EACH_hospices) April 27, 2023

We’re joining thousands of other charities on #TheBigHelpOut starting on the 8th May.

Sign up for a taster volunteer session in our charity shops, giving people a chance to help out and see what it’s like volunteering

— St Luke’s Hospice (@StLukesHospice) April 17, 2023

More on the Big Help Out – Millions expected to volunteer for Big Help Out

To mark The King’s Coronation, help us do something amazing. Bring a picnic to the Recreation Ground on MONDAY 8TH MAY 1pm – 3pm and be part of our project to refresh the millennium garden and to create a wildflower zone. Bring a paint brush or gardening tools. #TheBigHelpOut

— Fairfield Village (@Fairfield_Info) May 3, 2023

Make #CoronationCalls as part of @TheBigHelpOut23!

We are looking for volunteers to provide a friendly chat for those who might be on their own over the Coronation Weekend and beyond

To register visit #TheBigHelpOut app or

— Royal Voluntary Service (@RoyalVolService) May 3, 2023

Making plans for the bank holiday weekend?

Join #TheBigHelpOut on Monday 8 May and help us count bees, butterflies and other insects at your local #TinyForest

Download the Big Help Out app and search for “Tiny Forest” under the actions:

— Earthwatch Europe (@Earthwatch_Eur) May 4, 2023

Thanks to everyone who has signed up to help a child learn to read, we’re half way to our target of 160 volunteers!

More children will have help with their reading in June because of you.

— Bookmark (@BookmarkCharity) May 3, 2023

More on the Big Help Out – Big Help Out volunteering app launches

Monday 8th May is the #TheBigHelpOut

Join us this #Coronation bank holiday Monday for a National Day of Volunteering. Inspired by HM King Charles III’s life of service, we are encouraging everyone to join @TheBigHelpOut23 on their local canal #LifesBetterByWater

— Canal & River Trust (@CanalRiverTrust) May 1, 2023

Be part of the Big Help Out on Monday! Meet by the tea room in the park, all ages are welcome. Your park needs you

— kingsheathpark (@kingsheathpark) May 4, 2023

Calling all businesses – support us at the #TheBigHelpOut

All you need to do is hunt down things in your office that are no longer needed and list them on our app for your local charities. #Volunteer #Volunteering

— A Good Thing (UK) (@agoodthing_uk) May 4, 2023

To celebrate #TheBigHelpOut on Monday 8th May, we’re looking for volunteers to head back to their old school to inspire and motivate current students.

Download the app to find opportunities near you:

— Future First (@FutureFirstOrg) May 3, 2023

We’re joining The Big Help Out, to help volunteers make a difference!

Join a one-off session with our Tech for Life team or learn how to be an ally to blind and partially sighted people with our See Differently team.


— RNIB (@RNIB) May 4, 2023

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