Volunteer forum

The voice of the 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 Volunteer Forum?

The UK Volunteer Forum is made up of 11 Macmillan volunteer representatives from across the UK who chair the Regional Fora. 

The Regional Volunteer Fora include volunteers from a wide variety of backgrounds and roles who share their experiences as Macmillan volunteers in order to continuously 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 does the Forum meet?

The UK Forum meets approximately four to five times a year, and the Regional Fora meet four times a year following the UK Forum meetings. 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 email the Volunteer Forum Team.

Who are the current forum members?

The UK Forum Chair 

Richard Bond

Northern England 

Jackie Easton

East of England

Penny Cleobury 

North West England 

Mark Wilson


Amira Chaudhry

South West England

Suzanne Killeen

London and South East England

Alastair Wood


Wayne Griffiths 


Linda Richardson

Northern Ireland