Big Help Out Events

3 May 2023

The Big Help Out

The Big Help Out is a national volunteering campaign, taking place over King Charles III coronation bank holiday weekend. Across the UK, people are being encouraged to lend a hand in their local area by volunteering on Monday 8 May 2023.

These are the activities that are happening on the Isle of Wight for the Big Help Out

(If you know of others please email

Monday May 8th


Volunteers from the Godshill & Rookley Scout Group will be at their headquarters in May Close, Godshill, PO38 3HB, from 1pm to 4pm on 8 May to welcome visitors and invite them to join in the fun as volunteers themselves. This can range from becoming leaders with the Beaver, Cub or Scout sections, for young people aged 6 to 14, to joining the committee or being able to offer specialist skills to assist the group in its wide range of activities, including admin support, grant applications  or hall and grounds maintenance.

Charity Shop Taster Sessions:

British Red Cross Shop Taster & Bucket Collections  Ryde High St & Newport Town Lane  10am 

Age UK  169 High St Ryde & Newport Pyle St 10am

Litter Picks:

Tidy Ryde Friends of Ryde Town Hall – Meet Ryde Town Hall May 8th 11am

Litter Pick Sandown  Sandown Green Volunteers – Meet Sandown Train Station 1.45pm


Mountbatten Open Afternoon, John Cheverton Centre  2-4pm 

Ramblers Digital Mapping St Helens 12noon

Wednesday May 10th

IW Volunteer Centre Big Help Out Social at Riverside 5.15pm – 7.45pm

Come and hear short talks and chat to other volunteers and staff about volunteering opportunities that you can do outside office hours.

Organisations taking part include: IW Volunteer Centre, IOW University for Free Time, IW Steam Railway, Barnardos, Cruse Bereavement support, Natural Enterprise, Wight Aviation Museum, Citizens Advice, Sight For Wight, Donkey Sanctuary, Cats Protection, Embracing Age, Sandown Carnival and Girlguiding.

Register for free here: Big Help Out Social Tickets, Wed 10 May 2023 at 17:15 | Eventbrite