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 (also available in Welsh) 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.

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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.

The Big Help Out Platform for the public to use is available on Apple, Android and the Web.

We have made lots of improvements to the BHO Platform, volunteers will be able to download the new version from their app store, using the ‘Download the App!’ link on our website, or, if logging into the older version, they will be asked to download the latest version.

Yes absolutely! You can use the ‘bulk upload self serve’ available within the BHO Platform itself. This will allow you to upload a large number of opportunities at once, whether they are at particular locations, or across region(s)/ nation(s).

Detailed support guides for each option are available, also within the BHO Platform (select ‘?’ on the top right of the screen). Should you require some support with the bulk upload, please contact hello@doit.life

The BHO ’24 App and the BHO Business App are both dedicated to our campaign, with the BHO ‘24 app for the members of the public, and the BHO Business App (soon to be launched) dedicated to opportunities for corporates and businesses for employee volunteering.

DoIt is the Big Help Out platform provider, who offer a year round platform, therefore, there is the option for you to publish your volunteering opportunities on their Do Volunteer platform.

You can access the BHO Platform Support pages HERE, or directly within the BHO Platform by selecting the ‘?’ in the top right of your screen.

You can email hello@doit.life and you will be able to find detailed BHO Support documents and a troubleshooting guide HERE, or directly within the BHO Platform.

All our assets are developed in English but we do have Welsh translations available for our key branded items on our dedicated Welsh page. Please reach out to us on thebighelpout@together.org.uk should you have any questions.

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.

Yes, we will soon release a BHO Business App where you will be able to upload specific volunteering opportunities for ‘employee volunteering’. Once available, you will need to accept an invite to join the BHO Business App (more info to follow very soon!)

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