Getting Here

Volunteer Expo is the national event to connect volunteers, organisations and the charity sector to harness the power of volunteering.

How to find us.

Volunteer Expo is taking place in Hall 2 at the NEC Birmingham. Right in the heart of the country, the venue couldn’t be easier to get to!


By car

The NEC is clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes, including the M42, M40 and M6.

Just type B40 1NT in to your satnav.

When you arrive at the NEC, keep your eyes out for the signs directing visits to Volunteer Expo. Once you’ve parked up in one of the 16,500 spaces, either jump on a free shuttle bus or take a walk along signposted footpaths.

By train

Birmingham International train station is just a short walk to the NEC – and you won’t even have to brave the elements to reach us.

Direct services to the station run all day, with Birmingham New Street, which is less than 15 minutes away, providing many connection options for those travelling from further afield.

Plus, Volunteer Expo visitors are entitled to 20% off Avanti West Coast selected advanced fares* when booking through the NEC website.

*Tickets must be booked at least 3 days in advance

By bus or coach

From Birmingham Airport you can get to the NEC via the free air-rail link, which takes just 90 seconds and runs every two minutes.

Jumping on a bus in the West Midlands area? There are numerous options that will get you to the NEC. Check out the Network West Midland link below to plan your journey.

By plane

Simply take the free and fast air-rail link to Birmingham International Railway Station located at the upper level of Terminal 1.

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The NEC provides a state of the art venue with a highly connected travel network.

Further information

For further information, including how you can take advantage of a number of travel deals, visit the NEC website.

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