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The Big Help Out

With less than 65 days until the coronation of King Charles III, it has been announced that a new initiative will form part of the weekend celebrations. It is called The Big Help Out.
The aim of the scheme is to encourage people to try out volunteering for themselves and join the work that supports their local area in tribute to The King’s public service. The volunteering will bring communities together and create a lasting legacy for the Coronation Weekend.
The Big Help Out will put volunteering centre stage for a day and give people who want to volunteer easy ways to join in.
The charities behind the Big Help Out have set out the three core parts of the Big Help Out:
• A public awareness campaign to raise understanding of the personal and societal benefits of volunteering.
• The creation of opportunities to join in, in every community in the country on the 8th of May – a chance to take part in taster sessions and give volunteering a go. Communities can also set up their own events locally.
• Longer-term opportunities to sign up to volunteer with opportunities made easily accessible here
Organisers hope that there will be an unprecedented community mobilisation to mark the royal event and also underscore the central role volunteering has throughout the nation. They also hope that the initiative will inspire many thousands of people to explore what volunteering has to offer them and their communities.
Charities and volunteer groups can sign up to take part at
From the 20th March members of the public can sign up to take part in the activities and events list on the website