The coronation of King Charles won’t just bring quiche and an extra bank holiday. As part of attempts to make the landmark day have a lasting legacy, groups hope it will be a chance to kickstart volunteering for a new generation. To that end, The Big Help Out is launching.
It’s an opportunity to help a good cause and take part in your community. But the reasons behind its launch also tell a story.
Here’s what you need to know about The Big Help Out – and how you can get involved.
What is the Big Coronation Help out?
Organised by Together Coalition and developed by Scouts and Royal Voluntary Service, The Big Help Out is billed as an extravaganza of volunteering – with opportunities ranging from an hour to a day.
The motto is “Lend a hand. Make a change”, and the scheme comes with a vision of inspiring a new generation of volunteers. That, its organisers hope, will be a lasting legacy of the coronation.
While the King himself is not a volunteer – the sovereign grant gave his family £86.3 million in 2022 – as Prince of Wales he supported scores of charities.