What you need to know about the Big Help Out. A campaign to get more people volunteering
What is The Big Help Out Campaign?
The Big Help Out campaign aims to showcase the ways in which volunteering can benefit both communities and individuals who participate. Its long-term goal is to encourage more people who traditionally don't volunteer to get involved. To mark The King’s Coronation thousands of organisations across the country are getting together to give us all the chance to help out in our own local communities.
Starting on Monday 8th May there will be opportunities for everyone to join in. Whether you are a big or small organisation, a community group or an individual, everyone can get involved, with opportunities for helping hands of all shapes and sizes!
The importance of volunteering and The Big Help Out
Volunteering is important because it allows individuals to give back to their communities, help those in need, and contribute to social causes that they care about. It also provides opportunities for personal growth, skill development, and building social connections.
The Big Help Out campaign aims to promote volunteering and increase participation among those who traditionally do not volunteer. By showcasing the benefits of volunteering and encouraging more people to get involved, the campaign is helping to create a culture of volunteering and community involvement in the UK.
How can organisations promote their volunteer vacancies?
We need as many local organisations as possible to get involved in The Big Help Out! Can you help us to make it a huge success in Hertfordshire? Help us to create an amazing legacy in our county. Join in, lend a hand, and make a change in Hertfordshire.
- By organising and registering an event of your own for the national day of volunteering here.If you do organise any events, let us know so we can help publisise them for you.
- Spreading the word! Get creative with the campaign logos, posters, social media posts and newsletter copy using the Big Help Out toolkit.
- Use the publicity to highlight other longer-term volunteering opportunities.
- Share your stories of volunteering through the diverse roles available and how it enriches people’s lives.
Don't forget that W3RT manages Golden Volunteer, the dedicated volunteering platform for Watford and Three Rivers. We know that 94% of local organisations would recommend it to other organisations when it comes to volunteer recruitment so if you are not registered, click here to sign up for an account for free.
So I want to volunteer, what do I need to do?
Golden Volunteer is your one stop hub for any volunteering enquiries in Watford or Three Rivers. Since launching last year, we have had over 800 people sign up for local volunteering roles and you can see the latest opportunities here. Additionally, download The Big Help Out app to view volunteering opportunities available nationally here
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