Volunteer Expo

Chizzy Akudolu and Jennifer Jones join Volunteer Expo speaker lineup

Chizzy Akudolu and Jennifer Jones join Volunteer Expo speaker lineup

Rotary GB&I are excited to announce two amazing additions to the Volunteer Expo lineup – actress Chizzy Akudolu and incoming Rotary President Jennifer Jones.

In less than two months Volunteer Expo, the UK’s national volunteering show, will be coming live to the NEC in Birmingham and Rotary GB&I have just announced two exciting speakers that you can hear from if you attend the event!

Chizzy Akudolu is best known for her role on BBC1’s Holby City.

Chizzy Akudolu has become a staple of British television in recent times, best known for her portrayal of Mo Effanga on Holby City and having recently competed on Strictly Come Dancing and Masterchef.

In 2014, Chizzy was diagnosed with depression, which she described as coming “like a bolt from the blue”.

Since successfully learning to live with and overcome her mental health issues, Chizzy has been a vocal advocate.

She now champions the importance of breaking down the stigma attached to mental health issues, and the need to talk openly about what we’re all going through.

With her infectious and lively personality, Chizzy is an inspirational and motivational speaker on achieving goals and overcoming adversity and we can’t wait to hear her words of inspiration at Volunteer Expo.

Jennifer Jones is set to become Rotary International’s first female President.

We are also very excited to announce the appearance of Jennifer Jones – Executive Coach, President & CEO of Media Street Productions Ltd, TEDx speaker and soon to be Rotary International’s first female President.

A current Rotary Foundation trustee, Jones has been a Rotary member since 1997 and has served Rotary as RI vice president, director, training leader, committee chair, moderator, and district governor before being historically elected as Rotary International’s next President.

Jennifer was chair of the board of governors of the University of Windsor and has been recognised for her service over the years with the YMCA Peace Medallion, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Wayne State University’s Peacemaker of the Year Award.

Widely renowned as one of Rotary’s most engaging and passionate storytellers, Jennifer is focussed on taking Rotary to new heights and we can’t wait to hear her hint at her plans for the future in her usual inspiring fashion!

Make sure you head over to the Volunteer Expo website to get your free ticket and hear our amazing line-up of speakers on the 6th and 7th of May at The NEC.