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Volunteering at Scouts is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing to help us reach more young people

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The Big Help Out 2024

Three amazing days to inspire the volunteers of tomorrow (7-9 June 2024)

Thank you for supporting The Big Help Out. 

For The Big Help Out 2023, I was proud to back a campaign that saw us bring the country together for the UK’s biggest ever day of volunteering. An amazing 7.2 million people were mobilised to help out in their communities. Just incredible. 

We’re now gearing up for The Big Help Out 2024, which is happening from Friday 7 June to Sunday 9 June - coinciding with Volunteers’ Week. And it’s set to be even better. We’d love you to be involved every step of the way, mobilising your networks and spreading the word, and thinking about how you can make the most of this June to recruit new volunteers and motivate your current team. 

Now’s the time to start planning. It’s about all of us doing a little to make one big difference. Together, we’re inspiring the volunteers of today and tomorrow to lend a hand, make a change in our communities, and perhaps forge new friendships and connections along the way. 

Volunteering drives kindness and generosity, which is needed now more than ever. I look forward to being part of The Big Help Out 2024 with you!

Bear Grylls' signature

Bear Grylls OBE
Chief Scout

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Scouts are proud to be leading this work with a broad coalition of volunteer-involving charities so we can recruit more volunteers to help others, learn new skills and to have a bit of fun along the way.

Matt Hyde OBE, CEO Scouts

Grow your group

Find out how you can use the Big Help Out to grow your group and attract more volunteers to Scouts.

Read our top 10 tips >

Share your volunteering opportunities

If you’re planning an event, or have volunteering opportunities you want to share, you can upload these now on The Big Help Out platform. These will then appear on The Big Help Out app when it launches nearer June. Be part of it!

Check out The Big Help Out platform

Tips for volunteer recruitment

Discover our top tips for using The Big Help Out to recruit new volunteers.

Check out our recruitment tips

Volunteering with Scouts

Interested in volunteering with Scouts? Giving back can improve your wellbeing and help young people gain skills for life.

Learn more about volunteering

The Big Help Out Partner Pack

You'll find everything you need to know about The Big Help Out in our Partner Pack, including tips for running your own event.

Download the Partner Pack

Logo, brand guidelines and social assets

Download them here (or you can find them in our Partner Pack above).

Download the logo, brand guidelines and social assets