Join Active8 for some neighbourhood action!

Will YOU pledge to give just 8 hours of your time over the next 12 months to help one or more community organisations, charities or volunteer-led groups in the Brandwood & Kings Heath and Billesley ward areas?

Active8 is a free coordinated scheme in Brandwood & Kings Heath and Billesley wards designed to connect people with opportunities to contribute and make a difference in, with and for their neighbourhoods and communities from time to time and on an ‘ad hoc’ basis.

If you don’t have much free time or can’t commit to regular volunteering, join Active8 for some neighbourhood action!

What are the benefits?

  • You choose when and where
  • It feels good to give back
  • Meet new people and have fun
  • Learn new skills and enjoy different experiences
  • Gain evidence for your CV
  • Feel part of something!

You can work towards a badge and a certificate if you would like them!

Who can take part?

  • Individuals 
  • Families
  • Students
  • Businesses
  • Groups
  • Schools
If you are a young volunteer, depending on your age, some activities will require adult supervision. 

Can you do more than 8 hours?

You might find that being part of a social network or spending time with a specific group fits your life. You can carry on giving time as long as you like! 

How do I sign up?

You can sign up as an individual, as a family, as a workforce, as a school and as a group of every description if you want to offer your time to the Active8 scheme. The buttons take you to an online registration form.

Look out for your WELCOME email and then we’ll then send you a monthly bulletin with all the opportunities to volunteer time to local ‘host’ community groups coming up that month so you can see what is a good fit for you.  You can unsubscribe at any time. 

Where are the opportunities?

The Active8 opportunities will be found across Billesley and Brandwood & Kings Heath  wards. As the scheme, and number of hosts, grows, so will the opportunities!

Want to be a 'host' organisation?

Please email us at with details about:

  • what events you need extra helping hands at
  • dates, times, meeting location (with postcode)
  • tasks to do
  • what equipment you provide, and what you want people to bring
  • contact details for volunteers to get further information or
    contact you.
  • any age restrictions. 

We will add events into our calendar which are hosted by groups participating in the Active8 scheme as they are confirmed.



All events and information provided were correct at time of publishing. However, as in life, things can change at the last minute!! 

Please check ahead with the opportunity host to make sure the event is still happening and for any more information.

Active8 admin take no responsibility for events that are different to expected or that do not happen. 

At a glance!

Search for opportunities and their hosts

Click on the filter (lines top left) to search by Active8 event type
or look for the Active8 logo on the event picture.

october, 2023