Volunteer Conference

Why should I attend?

Our Volunteer Conference is a great opportunity for Macmillan volunteers to:

  • come together

  • build networks 

  • learn new skills

  • gain information to help you in your role

  • share your experiences and knowledge with hundreds of other volunteers from across the UK. 

As volunteers, you make a real difference to the lives of people affected by cancer. The Volunteer Conference is one of the ways we support you in your roles and thank you for everything you do for Macmillan. The two-day event is packed full of learning and development opportunities and is a great opportunity for volunteers to meet friends old and new. 

Attendees get to hear from Macmillan staff and have the chance to get involved with our work.

When and where is the conference taking place?

The 2018 Volunteer Conference will be held on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 May in Blackpool.

Keep up to date on social media

Want to keep up to date with the 2018 Volunteer Conference? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter using #MacVolConf. We'll be sharing photos, information, stories, live streams of keynote speakers and much more.

What happened at the 2017 Volunteer Conference?

Last year’s conference was a fantastic event. Volunteers heard from Macmillan’s Chief Executive, Lynda Thomas, previewed our new TV adverts, networked with fellow volunteers, attended learning and development sessions and found out about different projects happening across Macmillan. You can view photos from the two days on Facebook and see what other volunteers thought about it on Twitter, by searching for the hashtag #MacVolConf.

What are the Volunteer Awards?

All conference attendees also have the chance to attend the Macmillan Volunteer Awards ceremony. This is where we celebrate the achievements of our national winners and present them with their award. Find out how you can nominate a fellow volunteer and give them the recognition they deserve on our awards pages.