Volunteer Awards

Each year the Macmillan Volunteer Awards celebrate our amazing volunteers around the UK. These regional and national awards offer the chance to say a huge thank you for the time, care, expertise and commitment our volunteers so generously give.

Congratulations to our 2020 winners

We’d like to say a big thank you and well done to all our regional and national award winners this year. While many of us are unable to come together to celebrate their outstanding achievements right now, their commitment to help people with cancer live life as fully as they can continues to inspire us all. To our winners and to all our volunteers, your support is valued now more than ever.

Postponement of 2021 Volunteer Awards programme

Volunteering with Macmillan has looked quite different to what we expected in 2020. Initially, we planned to go ahead with our annual Volunteer Awards, however, organisation-wide change and continued restrictions on volunteering activity have had a big impact on both staff and volunteers this year.

After consulting with key staff and volunteers, including our National Volunteer Awards Panel, we have decided to make the difficult decision to pause our Volunteer Awards programme for 2021. You can read the explanatory letter from the National Volunteer Awards Panel co-chairs here.

The Volunteer Awards are an important part of our volunteer recognition, but volunteers are telling us that a more low-key and universal approach to thanking volunteers would be more welcome in the current climate.

During 2021 we’ll undertake a full review of the Awards Programme and reshape it for 2022. We’ll continue to award long-service certificates throughout 2021 to ensure our volunteers are recognised for their loyal support, before, during and after the pandemic.

Meet our 2020 UK-wide winners

The Sir Hugh Dundas Award

This is Macmillan’s most prestigious award. For exceptionally passionate and committed individuals.

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The Corporate Volunteer Award

For employees of our corporate partners who make an outstanding contribution through volunteering.

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The Douglas Macmillan Award

For promoting Macmillan and having a significant impact.

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The Deborah Hutton Award

For supporting people affected by cancer.

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The Vicky Clement Jones Award

For using a personal cancer experience to help others.

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The Young Macmillan Champion Award

For inspiring and exceptional young volunteers.

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The Richard Hambro Award

For inspiring leaders.

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The Service Team of the Year Award

For passionate and determined teams supporting people affected by cancer.

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The Fundraising Group/Committee Award

For exceptional achievement through team work.

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