The Big Help Out

Sign up to be involved in a UK-wide festival of volunteering to commemorate the coronation

In honour of the upcoming coronation of King Charles, charities are invited to take part in a national volunteering initiative announced as part of a weekend of celebrations. National and local organisations are being urged sign up to the ‘biggest volunteering effort in UK history’. 

The Big Help Out will take place on 8 May, a bank holiday Monday two days after the coronation, organised by the Together Coalition.

Jon Knight, chief executive of the Together Coalition, said: “The Big Help Out is going to be a festival of volunteering. A day when people up and down the country will roll up their sleeves and do their bit.

“In the run up to the day we’ll also be launching new ways of getting involved in volunteering in your community. The aim is to create a legacy of better-connected communities long beyond the Coronation itself.

“If you’re a voluntary group who wants to be part of it, please reach out now so we can make this the start of the biggest volunteering effort in our country’s history.”

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Charities are able to sign up on the Big Help Out website and the Together Coalition said it would announce further details on 20 March.

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