Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Book an Oxfam Speaker

Inspiring talks and interactive workshops about the life-changing work Oxfam does to fight poverty.

Following the latest government advice to decrease the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be offering Oxfam Speaker visits until further notice.

Informative, inspiring and challenging talks

From climate change to inequality, from women's rights to fair trade, our sessions will surprise and inform: and challenge the barriers that keep people poor. We have trained volunteer speakers all over England, Scotland and Wales, who share their passion for Oxfam and our values and deliver talks and workshops to groups of all ages.

Whether you are a community group, business, university or youth group we'd love to tell you more about our work and how you could get involved.

"It is really rewarding knowing that by educating people about injustices around the world and the realities of life for millions you can inspire people to take action."

Ruth, Oxfam Representative

Each talk or workshop is delivered by an enthusiastic volunteer whose passion for and knowledge about how Oxfam works across the word comes across in every word.

"Interactive workshops help us explain just how Oxfam helps people out of poverty"

Alan Smithee

Oxfam’s speakers are trained in presenting and learn loads about our work in order to share it with schools and other groups across the country.

"There is no doubt that there was a lot of food for thought for the children that day and we have had some lovely, thoughtful responses from them. They also had a lot of fun!"

Katy, Teacher

Photos and video from Oxfam on the ground can take your group as close to the action as possible.

"We are very grateful to the Oxfam speakers - they were very inspiring."

London School of Business & Management

"The pupils were very engaged and it was extremely beneficial for them to see how the issues we discuss in class affect real peoples' lives."

Woodeaton Manor School

We charge a £30 speaker fee to contribute towards travel expenses and administration. However, if you make your speaker visit memorable by fundraising for Oxfam we will waive the speaker fee. We can provide you with lots of fun activity ideas.

Frequently asked questions

Who can book a speaker?

Anyone - whether you are a community group, business, school*, university or youth group we'd love to tell you more about our work and how you could get involved.

Where can I book a speaker?

Anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales (subject to availability)

What will the speaker deliver?

You can choose to book a presentation, workshops, or a combination of both. We always aim to tailor your speaker visit to your needs, so Please give us as much information as you can about what you are looking for on your booking form. Please note however, we are unable to offer full day sessions as our Oxfam Representatives are volunteers.