Schools and colleges

The opening day of Volunteer Expo is dedicated to young people.

An inspirational day for young changemakers.

What is Volunteer Expo?

Volunteer Expo is the first event of its kind in the UK to showcase the power of volunteering, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham from Friday 7th - Sunday 9th May 2021.

The opening day of Volunteer Expo is dedicated to young people to highlight the benefits that they can get by engaging in social action through volunteering.

We want to welcome Key Stage 3 and 4 students to Volunteer Expo's Changemakers Day on Friday 7th May 2021.

Volunteer Expo 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.

What volunteering can do for young people

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.

What's on at Volunteer Expo

The programme for the day includes speaker sessions featuring some of the UK's youngest social activists, inspiring campaigners and role models in our 1,000 seat arena.

We also have a number of workshops centred on curriculum-based topics, hands on volunteering taster sessions and a huge exhibition of leading charities with opportunities to offer.

Students will leave inspired, empowered and ready to Change Lives and Take Action!

Speakers

Maddie Moate

Maddie is a YouTube filmmaker and BAFTA winning presenter, passionate about curiosity and creating educational content for young people.

Kids Against Plastic

Sisters Amy and Ella Meek founded the charity Kids Against Plastic to empower young people to protect the environment.

Steve Brown

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.

Simeon Moore

A former member of a notorious Birmingham gang, Simeon now tackles the glamorisation of gang culture to young people.

Workshops

Beach Guardian

Empowering young people with the knowledge and effects of Single Use Plastic through an educational, fun and practical workshop. These sessions are run by co-founders of the Beach Guardian project, Rob and marine biologist, Emily.

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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.

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Blue Cross
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.

Joe Jordan
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.

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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.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the event, or would like to know more, please contact the team via email on hello@volunteerexpo.co.uk or call us on 01789 765411 (select option 3)