Calling all parents and carers: take part in the Big Help Out 2024!

Here’s how to get involved on 7-9 June 2024

16 May 2024

We’re taking part in the Big Help Out which is a whole weekend dedicated to volunteering. 

The volunteers who run your local Girlguiding units help all girls know they can do anything. They make the magic of Girlguiding happen for your child! 

What’s the Big Help Out? 

The Big Help Out is an initiative hosted by the Together Coalition to help raise awareness about volunteering in the UK.  

Girlguiding is an official partner of the Big Help Out. This year, we’re encouraging parents and carers like you to get involved in Girlguiding in some way. That could mean helping to run an event, attending a unit meeting open day or supporting your local volunteers in whatever way is helpful to them! 

The Big Help out is also the same week as Volunteers’ Week so it’s a great time to say thank you to the Girlguiding volunteers in your area by lending a hand. 

What you need to know 

If you’re a parent or carer who wants to get involved in Girlguiding for the Big Help Out, here’s what you need to know. 

  • The Big Help Out takes place Friday 7 June to Sunday 9 June 2024.  
  • It’s a chance for you to support the volunteers who run your child’s local Girlguiding unit and see what guiding all is about. 
  • You don’t need previous experience with volunteering or Girlguiding to get involved.  
  • You can browse opportunities near you on the Big Help Out app. 

Keep reading for how to find a Big Help Out opportunity near you. 

It's completely flexible  

The great thing about getting involved in the Big Help Out is you can get a taste of what it’s like to volunteer with Girlguiding, without committing to anything long term. 

You might volunteer for just an hour, 1 day or the whole weekend! For more information about how much time to give, you’ll need to find the right opportunity on the Big Help Out app. After that, you can chat to the organiser of the Big Help Out event.  

Find a Big Help Out opportunity near you 

Here’s what to do to find a Big Help Out opportunity near you: 

  • Visit the Big Help Out webapp or download the mobile app. 
  • Follow the instructions to fill in your profile. Or sign in here if you already have one. 
  • Once you’re signed into your account, accept the invitation to join.  
  • Add your address or postcode to find opportunities near you. 
  • Browse your local Girlguiding opportunities and click ‘Register for event’ if there’s one near you that you’d like to get involved with. 

If there’s no Girlguiding opportunities in your area, talk to your child’s unit leader to find out how you can support them.  

Read the Big Help Out support guide for volunteers.

If you need help, contact the Big Help Out team at [email protected]. 

Buy a Big Help out badge 

As a parent and carer, you can get your very own badge for taking part! Or you can get your child one to celebrate them taking part too.  

Sign up to be notified when they’re in stock. Be sure to check with the leader who runs your local unit, as they might be buying badges too! 

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