Macmillan Volunteer Awards
Volunteers. We wouldn’t be here without them. Our organisation was started by a volunteer over one hundred years ago, and today they’re more important to us than ever. That’s why we celebrate their dedication with the Macmillan Volunteer Awards.
Nominations open on September 1 and must reach us by December 1 to be considered.
Macmillan Volunteer Awards Ceremony
In 2014, we celebrated our brilliant volunteers with our first ever awards ceremony and afternoon tea.
You can read the 2014 Awards Ceremony programme here [PDF, 11MB].
Here is a photo gallery from the event, highlighting the great successes of our volunteers in the last year:
The Sir Hugh Dundas Volunteer of the Year (Robert Carson - Recipient)
Tea, Cakes and Amazing Volunteers
The Great Hall - 6th June 2014
The Committee Award (Mabel Macleay and Jessie Murray - Recipients)
The Douglas Macmillan Award - Avril Foster - Recipient
Esther Rantzen with a group of De Montford University Volunteers
Over 50 volunteer groups and individuals came together from across the UK so that the Macmillan volunteering team, together with some of our Trustees and Directors, could say a huge thank you.
We’re delighted to have won and we’ll be putting our award up in the centre. It’s great to think we’ve been able to help someone by pointing them in the right direction.
Kate, member of team of volunteers at the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre at Whipps Cross Hospital in London
The event included an awards presentation and opportunities to network and learn more about volunteering with Macmillan.
Who are the Macmillan Volunteer Awards for?
Macmillan volunteers are special people who help us to realise our ambition – that no one should face cancer alone. The Awards are a way to say thanks to the exceptional individuals and groups who go above and beyond their roles.
Who can nominate?
Anyone can nominate a volunteer or group for an award. And while you can’t nominate yourself for an individual award, you can nominate your group.
The Nine Special Recognition categories
There are nine individual 'special recognition' volunteer awards that you can nominate volunteers and groups for online or via hard copy (there can be more than one winner of each award - click on the headings below to learn more about each specific award category).
For volunteers who make an outstanding and highly innovative contribution over a significant period of time. This is Macmillan’s most prestigious award.
For volunteers who support us as a committee, showing exceptional team work, impact and influence within their local community.
For individuals or groups who are employees of our current corporate partners and who make an outstanding contribution to people affected by cancer through volunteering. These volunteers go above and beyond to give us their time, inside and/or outside of work, as well as making a difference through their organisations’ partnership with Macmillan.
For volunteers or groups who give practical support and care to people affected by cancer, above and beyond the expectation of their role.
For volunteers or groups who are committed to raising Macmillan's profile.
For inspirational leaders and people who encourage others to achieve outstanding success.
For volunteers or groups who have cancer, or been diagnosed in the past, and make a real difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.
For volunteers who have joined Cancer Voices and use their cancer experience to make a difference in their local community.
For exceptional volunteers 25 years of age or under.
*Awarded to groups of volunteers, as well as individuals.
For volunteers who have committed more than five years (bronze), ten years (silver), fifteen years (gold) or twenty years (platinum) of service to the charity.
Note - To nominate someone for the Long Service Awards, please use the dedicated Long Service Award online nomination form (our preferred method), or alternatively, you can download a hard copy and post it to us.