save the date friday 7th - Sunday 9th June

We are excited to share that
the Big Help Out app is available on

AndroidAppleWeb app

Once you have downloaded the app
and registered for an opportunity

Use The Big Help Out AR Filter to encourage your family, friends and followers to join the biggest mass volunteering event of the year! Spread the word by taking a picture of yourself with our AR Filter and give a shout-out to the organisation (s) you’re supporting through your social media stories.

* For mobile users only


Lend a Hand in 2024!

A massive thank you to the 6 million* of you who joined in with The Big Help Out on Monday 8th May 2023. It was fantastic to see people coming together to lend a hand in their communities to experience how rewarding volunteering can be, and the power it has to make a change.

Over 7 million of you say you are more likely to volunteer as a result of seeing The Big Help Out in action!* 73% of volunteers say that getting involved gives them more confidence, according to research by the NCVO.

This year the Big Help Out takes place from 7-9 June and everyone can get involved! Our handy BHO Platform offers many opportunities to lend a hand, and there are many ways for organisations, businesses and individuals to join The Big Help Out.

Also check out #volunteersweek on 3rd to 9th June and #thankyouday on Sunday 7th July for opportunities to come together as communities.

There’s never been a better time to join in, lend a hand, and make a change

*Source: Walnut Omnibus, polling 5th – 8th May

Volunteering Categories

Just like last year, there are volunteering opportunities to suit helping hands of all shapes and sizes,
and a chance for volunteer-involving organisations of every kind to lend a hand.

The Community icon showcases a blue hand holding a green striped object through an orange pipe.


The Animal Welfare icon captures a cartoon dog, characterized by its exaggerated features, notably its tongue playfully sticking out.

Animal Welfare

The Older People icon showcases a green hand holding an orange teapot with a white flower at the center.

Older People

The Health & Social Care icon presents a blue hand holding a basket.

Health & Social Care

The Crisis & Welfare icon showcases a green hand securely holding an orange and blue can.

Crisis & Welfare

The Young People & Children icon presents 2 thumbs-up symbols, each rendered in distinct colors: green and blue.

Young People & Children

The Sports icon includes a blue hand, firmly balancing an orange basketball on one finger.


The Sustainability & Environment icon carefully highlights the act of cleanliness, with a blue hand throwing a green bottle in an orange bin.

Sustainability & Environment

The Arts & Culture icon showcases a blue hand playing an orange piano.

Arts & Culture

Official partners of The Big Help Out

ASDA Partner
dpd logo
Compare the Market Logo with Meerkat

Who's lending a hand?

Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Rotary Great Britain & Ireland Logo
British Reed Cross Logo
Gril Guiding Logo
Royal Voluntary Service Logo
yha Logo
Ramblers Logo
Volunteering Matters Logo
St John Ambulance Logo
Scouts Logo
age UK Logo
Cat Protection
National Trust Logo
Guide Dogs Logo
Stroke Association Logo
Samaritans Logo
The Conservation Volunteers Logo
together Logo
citizens advice Logo
the trussell trust Logo
Lifeboats Logo
nct Logo
The countryside charity Logo
Barnardo's Logo
Cruse Logo
Papworth Trust Logo
Community Fund Logo
Canal & River Trust Logo
Sea Cadets Logo
Bookmark Change a child's story
Green circular logo of Dogs For Good
Ocean Outdoor
Open Pledge Form