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Your ultimate guide to Volunteer Expo Live

Your ultimate guide to Volunteer Expo Live

What if you heard there was an exciting event celebrating one of your personal passions? It’s in a state-of-the-art venue. It’s going to help make a difference to society. There’s loads to do. Your friends and colleagues are coming too. And to top it off, it’s free to attend. Too good to be true, right? Wrong. Welcome to Volunteer Expo Live!

So what is Volunteer Expo Live? It is the UK’s first-ever national volunteering show and it’s hosted by Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland. After hosting the event virtually in 2021, we’re so excited to be bringing the event to life in person at the NEC Birmingham on 6th and 7th May 2022.

Rotary is blazing a trail in the volunteering landscape by hosting this event, and this is your chance to proudly fly the Rotary flag and enjoy everything the show has to offer. Take a look at what you can expect.


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The speakers

At Volunteer Expo Live, we’ve got a packed programme of incredible speakers to inspire and entertain. We’ll be joined by celebrity campaigners, volunteer sector leaders, and real-life volunteering heroes.

We’ve got rugby star Ben Cohen on tackling bullying, actor Chizzy Akudolu on mental health, and broadcaster Ayo Akinwolere on how Crisis are supporting people experiencing homelessness through their Skylight project.

Come join us in the Power of Sport section with Hannah Mills, who is an Olympic sailing champion and environmental advocate

There is also an incredible opportunity to hear from Jennifer Jones, one of Rotary’s great storytellers, who will take the reins as President of Rotary International this July.

Sport is an integral part of our communities. We’ll be looking at the power of sport to create social change and bring people together with Team GB double-gold medal-winning sailor Hannah Mills, former Team GB Paralympian Steve Brown and BBC Sports Personality Unsung Hero, Sam Barlow.

Rotary is blazing a trail in the volunteering landscape by hosting this event, and this is your chance to proudly fly the Rotary flag and enjoy everything the show has to offer.”

The exhibitors

One of the most exciting parts of Volunteer Expo Live is meeting with a huge range of charities and not-for-profits in our exhibition. We have some amazing organisations joining us in the areas of health and wellbeing, the environment, supporting young people and international development. Plus, in the Rotary Village, you can discover and meet your favourite Rotary charities and projects.

The workshops

Interactive workshops in the three dedicated Learning Zones are your chance to network with peers and discover more about the causes you care about. These practical sessions will spark your imagination, giving you ideas to take back to your community. With over 20 sessions to choose from, here are some of the highlights:

  • Becoming a Dementia Friend – with Alzheimer’s Society
  • Helping nature in crisis – with RSPB
  • Connecting Communities – with Eden Project
  • Undertaking defibrillator projects – with Community Heartbeat Trust
  • Plus many more

Don’t miss out on this amazing event, coming to the NEC Birmingham on 6th and 7th May.

Claim your FREE tickets here!!

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