Organise an event

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The more the number of organisers of events, the bigger the Big Help Out will be. Thousands of organisations, from the smallest local community groups to some of the UKs biggest names are doing just that. Our Partner Pack is a great resource for all the information you might need to start planning. Go ahead and spread the word in your communities and on social media by using or adapting the helpful designs in our Partner Pack.

Create a new account or login to the Big Help Out Platform today, and upload your volunteering opportunities and/or events. Finish uploading your opportunities because volunteers across the UK are waiting to support your wonderful initiatives!

Need support? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Read our FAQs on this page or go to our dedicated Support page for more help.

Big Help Out Platform Support Page

Schools

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This year, The Big Help Out begins on Friday, June 7th, so schools across the UK can all lend a hand!

We ask that you use the Big Help Out to educate and engage your students in volunteering. Early involvement in volunteering and social action increases a child’s likelihood of taking part in the future.

Working together, teachers have the power to instil the values of compassion and community service in the next generation. For many this is a part of your regular work anyway!

To make this as simple as possible, we have created an assembly centred on changing the perceptions of volunteering with VotesforSchools for you to use, as well as collaborating with fantastic partners to develop various ways for your students to lend a helping hand.

Teachers Resources

Organisation FAQs

No, you don’t need to host an event! While events are brilliant to give volunteers a great experience working with your voluntary organisation and getting to know your mission, that’s not all you can do! We highly recommend taster sessions, real-time volunteering and/or any other engaging ideas.

Yes, when you select ‘Big Help Out Platform’ on our website, you will be able to sign into your existing account (or create a new account)

The Big Help Out Platform is our advertising, recruitment and management tool you as an organisation can use to upload volunteering opportunities and find new volunteers as part of the campaign. The Big Help Out Platform is available to organisations via the web on desktops/laptops, by selecting ‘Big Help Out Platform’ on our website.

Once we launch the Big Help Out Platform to the public in April, it will be available in two versions: the web version for desktop/laptop computers, and the downloadable app version for smartphones.

We have made lots of improvements to the BHO Platform, so when we go live early April, people will be able to download the new version from their app store, or, if logging into the older version, they will be asked to download the latest version.

Yes, there are two main options available for bulk upload.

The first option we advise you to try is the ‘bulk upload self serve’ available within the BHO Platform itself.

The second option is a ‘scripted process’ where DoIT can support you in getting your opportunities uploaded to the BHO Platform.

Detailed support guides for each option are available within the BHO Platform (select ‘?’ on the top right of the screen).

The BHO ’24 App is dedicated to our campaign, so when uploading opportunities to this app, they will become visible to the public when we launch in April.

DoIt are the Big Help Out app developers, and offer a year round platform, therefore, there is the option for you to publish your volunteering opportunities straight away, should you wish to publish them ahead of the Big Help Out app launch in April.

Please note: do not select the ‘Do Volunteer App’ if you wish to not publish your opportunities to the platform ahead of the BHO April launch.

The BHO platform team is in process of embedding the Support documents to the BHO Platform pages, in the meantime, please find them HERE.

You can email hello@doit.life and you will be able to find Support documents and a troubleshooting guide on the BHO Platform.

All our assets are developed in English but we do have Welsh translations available for our key branded items! Please reach out to us on thebighelpout@together.org.uk so we can send them over to you.

The Big Help Out platform team is working on a number of system integrations. We advise you email hello@doit.life to find out whether the system you are using is part of this work.