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 needs our help or support. We, in return, want to give our volunteers the best possible experience with Macmillan.

The UK Volunteer Forum is made up of eleven Macmillan volunteer representatives from across the UK who chair and feedback from the regional forums. The Regional Volunteer forums consist of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and roles who share their feedback and experiences in order to aid and improve the volunteer experience - on both a local and national level.

The idea of the 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.

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 in your area, please contact Volunteer Forum Coordinator Simone Belshaw, on 0207 091 2420 or sbelshaw@macmillan.org.uk.

The UK Volunteer Forum

The UK Forum Chair

Richard Bond

East Midlands and Northern England

Stefan Wolosiansky, Mark Wilson, Jackie Easton

London, Anglia and South East England

Ron Clayton, Penny Cleobury

Central and South West England

Tricia Heard and Jeryl Stone


Wayne Griffiths


Linda Richardson

Northern Ireland

Cynthia Cherry