Volunteer forum

The voice of volunteers.

Volunteers are at the heart of everything Macmillan does. They are an essential element to reach everybody living with cancer who need our advise or support. We, in return, want to give our volunteers the best possible experience with Macmillan.

What is the UK Volunteer Forum?

The UK Volunteer Forum is made up of 11 Macmillan volunteer representatives from across the UK who chair and feedback from the regional forums. 

The Regional Volunteer Forums include volunteers from a wide variety of backgrounds and roles who share their feedback and experiences in order to aid and improve the Macmillan volunteer experience - on both a local and national level.

The aim of the Volunteer Forum is to have a platform from which volunteers can:

  • discuss upcoming or developing Volunteer projects at Macmillan 
  • offer their opinions and guidance on a range of topics including training, events, and developing new resources
  • offer views, insights and suggestions that help Macmillan inform the development of new processes to recruit, engage and support other volunteers.

How often do its members meet?

The Forum meets approximately four to five times a year. If you would like to hear more about the forum or would like to know if there are any opportunities to get involved in your area, please contact Volunteer Forum Coordinator Simone Belshaw, on 0207 091 2420 or email sbelshaw@macmillan.org.uk

Who are the current forum members?


The UK Forum Chair 

Richard Bond

East Midlands and Northern England 

Stefan Wolosiansky, Mark Wilson, Jackie Easton

East of England

Penny Cleobury 

Central and South West England 

Jeryl Stone & Suzanne Killeen

Wales 

Wayne Griffiths 

Scotland 

Linda Richardson

Northern Ireland 

Sarah Cotton