Birmingham is coming together for the Big Help Out, a weekend of volunteering action that supports local people, communities and good causes across the city.

Charities, voluntary and community groups are offering opportunities for local people to make a difference, give back to their community and give volunteering a go from 7 – 9 June. There are lots of ways for people to get involved through giving a small amount of their time, including helping Food Cycle to serve meals and reduce food poverty and loneliness, or volunteering at a local parkrun. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and try something new.

Pablo Allan is involving volunteers at FoodCycle and said, “'FoodCycle wouldn’t be able to operate without our amazing volunteers. Every week, volunteers of all ages and backgrounds cook up a nutritious community meal for anyone that might be in need of food or company. The Big Help Out is a great opportunity to give volunteering a try and see the benefits that volunteering can have for your local community and for yourself. At FoodCycle, we have cooking or hosting roles available across Birmingham and the West Midlands – you don’t need any previous experience and the sign-up process is really straight forward”.

Lee Gregory, Birmingham parkrun Event Ambassador, said, “parkrun is excited to be part of the Big Help Out to remind everyone you don't have to run to be involved. Volunteering is a great way to be a part of the parkruns community and with events across the city, there are lots of different opportunities to get involved.”Brian Carr, BVSC CEO, is encouraging people to give volunteering a go; “Volunteering is a great way to make a positive impact at a community level, and The Big Help Out is the perfect opportunity to volunteer alongside others in a whole range of interesting and carefully selected placements. Whether you’re a seasoned volunteer or just ready to get your feet wet, take a look at The Big Help Out, and get involved!”

Local people interested in getting involved in activities to make a difference in their city can find opportunities online: 

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Anyone with questions about the Big Help Out can contact BVSC.


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