save the date friday 7th - Sunday 9th June

The Big Help Out is back! In June 2024 we are hoping more of you than ever will join in and lend a hand. We’ll be announcing some exciting plans for the event in the new year.

For now, help us spread the word and get the date in your diaries.

Download Save The Date toolkit here.

You can still lend a hand!

A massive thank you to the 6 million* of you who joined in with The Big Help Out on Monday 8h May!

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.

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

The Big Help Out is not for one day only. Our handy app helps you lend a hand all year round. Just follow the link below. If you have an hour – fantastic. If you want to do something regular, there’s an opportunity for you!

Also, please check out volunteersweek on 1st to 7th June and #thankyouday on Sunday 2nd July for opportunities to come together as communities.

*Source: Walnut Omnibus, polling conducted 5th-8th May.

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

Spread the word!

Click the icon for everything you need to spread the word about the Big Help Out.

Volunteering Categories

There are lots of different ways to lend a hand and you can choose what suits you best. Visit the app to find out more.


Animal Welfare

Older People

Health & Social Care

Crisis & Welfare

Young People & Children

Sports, Arts & Culture

Sustainability & Environment

Who's lending a hand?

Helping out across the Nations

People are joining the Big Help Out in every nation of the United Kingdom. To find out more about our partners in Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England click below.