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Volunteer Expo Online is the first event of its kind in the UK to showcase the power of volunteering, taking place in a virtual environment on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th May 2021.
Sections of the Volunteer Expo Online programme, including speakers and workshops are dedicated to young people to highlight the benefits that they can get by engaging in social action through volunteering.
We want to welcome schools, colleges and Key Stage 3 and 4 students to join us for an educational and rewarding online experience.
Volunteer Expo Online is hosted by Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland, who have been championing good causes in communities for over 100 years and helping unlock the potential of young people.
Free tickets will be available soon!
Young people benefit from taking social action. It is a special moment for all young people when they find something that inspires and motivates them. That’s something volunteering can offer.
The programme for Friday 7th May 2021 includes speaker sessions featuring some of the UK's youngest social activists, inspiring campaigners and role models.
We also have a number of workshops centred on curriculum-based topics, including the environment and mental health, plus a huge virtual exhibition of leading charities with opportunities to offer.
Students will feel inspired, empowered and ready to Change Lives and Take Action!
An infectious and inspirational character, Steve captained Great Britain’s wheelchair rugby team at the London 2012 Paralympics. He is now a broadcaster and youth mentor.
Kids Against Plastic
Sisters Amy and Ella Meek founded the charity Kids Against Plastic to empower young people to protect the environment.
A former member of a notorious Birmingham gang, Simeon now tackles the glamorisation of gang culture to young people.
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Empowering young people with the knowledge and effects of Single Use Plastic through an educational and fun workshop. These sessions are run by co-founders of the Beach Guardian project, Rob and marine biologist, Emily.
Burns Price Foundation
Designing Community Projects for 11-18 year olds
Spark your imagination to create projects in small groups that can benefit a community. This workshop will equip young people with the skills to turn these ideas into a reality and even apply for a financial grant to make it happen.
Inspiring the next generation of pet owners
Pets bring so many benefits to children and young people, from improving mental health to building confidence. Meet some furry friends and learn more about volunteering, self-development and the benefits of pets.
Freedom to Create
After taking part in a Rotary Youth Exchange as a teenager, it inspired Joe Jordan to travel the world and follow his dreams. Joe's musical session will inspire and teach others how they can use creative practices to overcome challenges.
City Year UK
City Year UK empowers 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.