THE Rotary Club in Great Britain and Ireland will be hosting the first-ever Volunteer Expo at the NEC next week, which will see more than 70 charities come together to showcase the benefits that volunteering has within the local community.
Throughout the pandemic, people have had a desire to do some good in the community but often don’t know how to get involved.
This free to attend event aims to give people the opportunity to speak to charities and hear from celebrity guest speakers about their own experiences working with charities.
The Expo will also see one of the largest food packing events, which will support Ukrainian refugees across Europe.
Taking place on May 6-7, the expo will see celebrity speakers including English rugby ace Ben Cohen, actress and Strictly star Chizzy Akudolu, and Olympic champion Hannah Mills discuss causes close to their heart such as sustainability, mental health, and bullying.
Amanda Watkin, General Secretary of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland and member of Redditch Kingfisher Rotary said: “A lot has changed for our communities over the past couple of years, but what has become apparent is people’s enthusiasm for doing good for others.
“However, as our lives start to get busier people are struggling to find an outlet where they can volunteer.
“Volunteer Expo Live is a great chance to learn more about how you can help and more importantly where.
“As the first event of its kind, we hope Volunteer Expo Live will form part of a legacy that will leave a positive impact on the world going forward.
“Volunteering doesn’t just create change but it is also extremely rewarding and fun for individuals involved.”
To find out more about what’s in store for the event, and book your free tickets, head to www.volunteerexpo.co.uk/live