Brought to you by Volunteer News
'From my experience, Macmillan will support you in many ways.'
Did you know we have lots of training opportunities to support you as a volunteer?
Our courses and tools mean you can develop your current skills and gain plenty of new ones while you’re at it. Discover more about our learning and development offer today.
Macmillan’s website LearnZone is full of free courses and information to help you develop. The great thing is that you can complete the courses in your own time by saving and logging back in at a later date.
We also have a range of face-to-face training sessions, such as 'Listening and Responding', which can help you whatever your volunteer role.
As a lead volunteer, the training Jackie's received from Macmillan has helped her develop skills in a number of areas. Along with the team of volunteers she manages, Jackie offers practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer in their homes.
'I learnt a lot from the core Macmillan training,' says Jackie. 'But as a group we applied for additional training for loss and bereavement, which Macmillan organised for us. I was also very fortunate to be able to do the 'Cancer Support' course last year – that was absolutely brilliant.
'We share things we've learnt from our experiences within our meetings, and if we feel someone in our team would be better off visiting people with an experienced volunteer or a lead volunteer, we do that.
'I believe it’s really important volunteers look after themselves too, so we asked for training in mindfulness and wellbeing. That's helped so much. From my experience, Macmillan will support you in many ways.'
Do you have access to all the learning and development opportunities you need for your role? Help us understand what you need by completing this short survey.
We've got lots of opportunities to make your time matter. Find out about available opportunities and apply today.
Interested in volunteering with Macmillan? Find out how to get started
We want our volunteers to make the most of their time with us, which is why we provide various learning and development opportunities.
Find out what volunteers helped us to achieve in 2016 and why their efforts remain crucial to improving the lives of people with cancer.
© Macmillan Cancer Support, registered charity in England and Wales (261017), Scotland (SC039907) and the Isle of Man (604). A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales company number 2400969. Isle of Man company number 4694F. Registered office: 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7UQ.
We make every effort to ensure that the information we provide is accurate and up-to-date but it should not be relied upon as a substitute for specialist professional advice tailored to your situation. So far as is permitted by law, Macmillan does not accept liability in relation to the use of any information contained in this publication or third party information or websites included or referred to in it.