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Volunteer Expo is back for 2021, taking place online on 7th and 8th May 2021.
This has been a challenging period for everyone, and especially charities, not-for-profits and community organisations, who have so often been on the frontline providing vital services for those who need it most.
We're excited to be welcoming some fantastic organisations to our Virtual Exhibition as part of Volunteer Expo Online.
You'll have a chance to browse all our exhibitors in an easy to use virtual environment, plus you can book meetings, chat with them directly and download resources, just as you would at an in-person exhibition!
Age UK is the UK’s leading charity for older people. We’re here with expert advice, support and local services for older people and their families. That’s only possible with the help of over 40,000 incredible volunteers, doing many different roles. Come chat to us about how you can get involved.
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. We’re focusing our energies in four key areas of action:
Together, we’ll bring about breakthroughs that change lives.
Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today.
As the largest and most influential dementia charity in the UK, we are calling on everyone to unite. Working together we know we will achieve our vision - a world without dementia.
AmbaCare are a Social Enterprise agency, promoting 'whole' well-being by linking health and housing. We provide expert guidance and practical solutions to help people who need support with their health, well-being or housing challenges to enable them to live better. Tacking inequality is at the heart of what we do.
Animal Equality is an international animal protection organisation, working with society, governments and companies to end cruelty to farmed animals. Our vision is a world in which all animals are respected and protected. We are working towards this goal with effective campaigns, investigations and public outreach work.
APS is a life-threatening autoimmune condition that can cause strokes, heart attacks, blood clots on the lung and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).
APS is the most significant treatable cause of recurrent miscarriage, and is also associated with high rates of stillbirth, pre–eclampsia, low weight babies and premature births.
For action and adventure, fun and friendship, the Army Cadet Force is hard to beat. With nearly 39,000 cadets (aged 12-18) and 9,000 adults in over 1,600 locations in every corner of the United Kingdom, the ACF is one of the country’s largest voluntary youth organisations. It is also one of the oldest tracing its history back to 1859.
Barnardo’s protect, support and nurture the UK's most vulnerable children. Our volunteers make what we do possible. Whether volunteering in a shop, fundraising or working directly with children, our volunteers make a huge difference to children’s lives. Speak to us about opportunities to join our volunteer team.
The Big Lunch brings millions of people together on the first weekend in June, to share food, have fun and get to know their neighbours and communities a little better. If you want to make friends, feel proud of where you live and gain confidence, come and chat to us!
The Burns Price Foundation makes grants to young people between the ages of 11 and 18. We particularly support projects initiated by young people who want to change lives for good. Grants from £100 to a maximum of £5,000 are awarded for adult-supervised projects that are for the public benefit and have a community-enhancing purpose.
Cancer Research UK the world’s leading independent cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, influence and information. While many people support us through donations, others volunteer their time, skills, energy, voice or fundraise to help us beat cancer. We have over 40,000 volunteers supporting our work and couldn’t exist without their generosity.
As the UK's national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a supportive community and a movement for change. We connect carers so no-one has to care alone. We provide information, advice and support. We campaign for lasting change, and we innovate to find new ways to support carers.
Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.
Citizens in Policing is the term used to describe the thousands of people who give up their time to support the police including Special Constables, Police Support Volunteers, and Volunteer Police Cadets. The term also recognises those that volunteer with organisations who are closely aligned to policing and work in partnership with local forces.
City Year UK believes in the power of young people to change the world. We empower 18-25 year olds, through a year of full-time volunteering, to make a difference to pupils from disadvantaged communities, while gaining valuable leadership experience and boosting their own career prospects.
Communities Prepared is a national community resilience programme that equips communities nationwide with the knowledge and tools to effectively prepare for, respond to, and recover from, flooding and severe weather emergencies. Led by the charity Groundwork South, the programme provides community volunteers with in-person and online training, advice and support.
The Community Heartbeat Trust are the UK’s leading charity in the provision of community defibrillator solutions. We work to a high standard and ensure governance, sustainability and resilience are addressed in all projects, and the project will be as good in 10 years’ time as day one.
Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service. When things get challenging for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses provide the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions people need. We believe that everyone who needs the support of a specialist dementia nurse should get one.
Home-Start UK is a network of 13,500 trained volunteers, supporting 56,000 children and 27,000 families a year in local communities across the UK. Whether it’s our home-visiting, family groups, administrative, fundraising or corporate volunteering roles you are interested in, please come and have a chat with us and find out how you can join our family of Home-Start volunteers.
IHP is Europe's largest coordinator of donated medicines, enabling healthcare companies and aid agencies to support patients who cannot otherwise access medicines they need. IHP ships donations to fuel humanitarian work in the world’s poorest and most challenging places, including Essential Health Packs for short-term healthcare projects and disaster responses.
We support individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. Led by people with experience of disability, we are at the heart of local life. We open doors to opportunity, choice and support in communities around the globe.
Lepra are a UK-based international charity working to beat leprosy, a disease that affects millions of vulnerable people globally. If left untreated it causes life-changing disabilities and attracts discrimination that destroys lives - but it is curable. With support we can help people to overcome this disease and rebuild their lives.
We’re here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families.
We offer expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left.
Mary’s Meals works with local communities to set up school feeding programmes in places where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education. Together we are helping over 1.6 million children in 18 countries to learn, thrive and find hope in the classroom. With 64 million children still missing out on an education and millions attending school too hungry to concentrate and learn, our work is only just beginning.
Medaille Trust provides refuge and freedom from modern slavery. What started in 2006, with a house for women trafficked into prostitution, it quickly grew into a national network supporting women, men and families trapped in modern slavery. Medaille Trust are now the largest UK provider of supported safe houses for modern slavery survivors.
2/3 people cannot access safe surgery when they need it. Mercy Ships is working to tackle this crisis. We operate the largest charity-run hospital ship in the world, delivering free, safe medical care to sub-Saharan Africa. We have visited 56 countries, providing services worth over £1.2billion and trained 42,250 local professionals.
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of six Midlands counties, and a critical care car which is based in Birmingham and the Black Country.
We rely on support from the public and local businesses to raise the £9 million needed to remain operational.
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is a Christian organisation operating 131 light aircraft, providing essential flight services in 26 developing countries. For 75 years MAF has been flying over jungles, mountains, swamps and deserts, enabling over 2,000 aid, development and mission organisations to provide medical care, emergency relief, long-term development and hope to isolated communities.
MND Association volunteers provide crucial support for people affected by motor neurone disease throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Based in local communities, together, they provide direct support and information, raise awareness, campaign for change, and raise money for local people and for research to find a cure.
Made up of a diverse community of over 14,000 member organisations, NCVO provides expert support, resources and advice to the sector. They helping their members to further their impact and ensure they are represented, considered and understood by government and policy-makers.
Birmingham Breakfast Rotary Club is transforming a double decker bus into a shelter on wheels for homeless and rough sleepers. Our plan is to create a mobile Shelter Bus, a place for rough sleepers to wash, cook, sleep and receive access to holistic care such as mental health counselling and medical care provision.
We hope to help homeless and rough sleepers find a way off the streets and into a permanent home by providing a temporary support base that links closely with local organisations who can provide further integrated care.
The RAF Association is one of the leading providers of welfare assistance providing support to serving and veteran RAF personnel and their families. Our vision is to ensure that their sacrifice does not result in suffering, poverty, loneliness or isolation.
Passionate about nature, dedicated to saving it. Since we started on our mission in 1889, the threats to nature have continued to grow, but we've grown to meet them too. Nature is in big trouble, but we've got big plans to save it. Be a part of something big.
St John Ambulance works at the heart of communities, providing first aid, keeping people safe at events and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people learn first aid and how to save a life though our training, education and youth programmes. We are a team of 18,000 volunteers and 1,600 employees, united by our goal of saving and improving lives through first aid.
Utility Aid is one of the largest energy brokers operating in the UK, and the only one operating entirely in the not-for-profit and charity sector. We specialise in energy procurement and cost recovery. We also provide other ancillary services including but not limited to Voiding and COT support.
Volunteers’ Week is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity and a time to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make. It takes place 1 – 7 June every year. NCVO leads this UK-wide campaign along with Volunteer Now (Ireland), Volunteer Scotland (Scotland) and WCVA (Wales).
More exhibitors coming soon!