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Find out more about our work from one of our dedicated volunteer speakers


Would you like to find out more about the important work we do here at Practical Action?

Our valued speakers are passionate about the work we do and can tell your group about our great projects. They help us to raise awareness and funds for the incredible work we do transforming people's lives across the world.

We have around 60 volunteers across the country and further afield who can visit your community group or school to deliver a presentation about our work. They have relevant materials too so you can take away information to browse in your own time.

As well as providing talks, our volunteer speakers can also attend events where people can find out more information from a Practical Action stall.

If you have a specific subject that you would like a speaker to cover, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate this. Our speakers have lots of information and are trained, so where possible we can tailor talks.

Quotes from our speakers

"Practical Action is not one of those charities you see on the High Street and has a relatively low profile. I really enjoy getting the Practical Action story out to a wider audience - we have a great past, present and future!" Rob, Aylesbury

Practical Action speaker Kate in Iganga

"When I represent Practical Action at events or when speaking to groups and in schools, I like to include a practical activity. It seems to make sense; Practical Action successfully engages with people around the world to discuss and plan sustainable solutions for the problems their communities face. While I present a problem to engage with the audience, I provide some materials and together we discover practical solutions.

"I thoroughly enjoy being a Practical Presenter. On each occasion, I meet interesting people who have their own experiences to share about how small scale actions bring positive change, both locally and internationally." Kate

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