This is the place for all things volunteering around The King's Coronation and The Big Help out in May 2023!

Find out about celebratory events and activities, how to organise a street party, what The Big Help Out is, volunteer opportunities, the Coronation Champions Awards and more...

The King's Coronation is on Saturday 6th May 2023 and it is expected that it will bring together people and communities in celebration, across that weekend and on the bank holiday Monday 8th May 2023. 

We all hope that enthusiasm and excitement around the celebrations will bring new people to volunteering and that volunteer spirit will build well past the week itself. 

What is The Big Help Out?

Organisations across the country will mark The King’s Coronation by giving us all the chance to help out in our own local communities, in a campaign called The Big Help Out.

Starting on Monday 8th May there will be opportunities for everyone to join in.

Help us to do something amazing. Join in, Lend a hand. Make a change.

To find out more about The Big Help Out, click here.

Don't forget to register you volunteer opportunities for The Big Help Out here on Time2Volunteer.

To search for opportunities with Time2Volunteer, under The Big Help Out banner, click here.

Can I organise a community event or street party?

Yes! Everyone is encouraged to celebrate, and community events or street parties are a great way to do that. 

They don't need to be themed around the Coronation; it's more about getting together with neighbours and friends to bring a sense of community.

GOV.UK's website has a really simple and myth busting guide to organising a street party.

The Big Lunch brings neighbours and communities together to share friendship, food and fun. They offer lots of ideas and advice to start planning something to look forward in their Big Coronation Lunch pack.

For community events or street parties, you might need to get public liability insurance or apply to your local council to close your road if necessary. 

Click here to contact East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Click here to contact Hull City Council. 

For more information or ideas on planning celebrations, visit the dedicated Coronation's website on how to get involved.

Is there funding available?

Many organisations offered small grants to fund local community Coronation events or activities.

Social Action with Community Action Grants
If you're an individual or a small unconstituted community group, ask us about how you can get involved with Social Action for the Coronation. 
Contact: HEY Smile Foundation 01482 590270 or

To browse funding opportunities on Beecan, click here.

To browse funding opportunities on Two Ridings, click here.

What events or activities are happening across Hull and East Riding?

Below is a list of what's on locally over the Coronation. Whether you want to attend or lend a hand, get in touch with them to find out more.

If you know of any events, activities, or volunteer opportunities, please let us know so we can highlight them to Hull and East Riding's Lord Lieutenant, and so we can keep regularly update this page. 

Friday 5th May

Pop Up Coronation Cafe, 11am - 1pm, run by the Independent Living Groups
Contact: The Hinge Bridlington, 01262 679671

Saturday 6th May

Humber Wellbeing Hub, Country Park Hessle, Royal Walk & Talk, 10:30am - 11:15am
Contact: Humber Bridge Board

Thwing Mere, Party Night, live music and games, 5.30pm - 10pm
Contact: Thwing and Octon Parish Council 01262 470496

Royal Ice Cream Parlour, 11am until they run out!
Contact: HU4 Community Cafe, 07450 767629

Sunday 7th May

Anlaby Park The Greenway, Picnic Party, 12pm - 4pm 
Contact: Anlaby Park Community Library 01482 614483

Brantingham Village Hall field, Bring Your Own Picnic, 12pm - 4pm
Contact: Brantingham Parish Council 01482 668075

Blackburn Leisure Centre, Brough, Family Fun Day, 12pm - 5pm
Contact: Blackburn Leisure 07719 022333 or Elloughton cum Brough Town Council 01482 665600

Monday 8th May

Alf Marshall Centre, Hull, Family Fun Day, 11am - 2pm
Contact: Neighbourhood Network 01482 826061

Hull Minster Street Party, from 11am
Contact: 01482 224460

Sancton's Big Help Out, 10:30am
Give an hour to volunteer around the village then catch up at the bar with a free hot roast sandwich!
Contact: 07726 771721

Pocklington's Big Help Out, 10am - 12pm
Meet outside Pocklington Arts Centre to help out with various things around Pocklington!
Contact: / 07749 489885

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