Volunteer Conference

What is the Volunteer Conference?

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

  • come together

  • build networks 

  • learn new skills

  • receive information to help you in your role

  • share 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 always packed full of learning and development opportunities and is a great opportunity for volunteers to meet friends old and new. 

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

What happened at the 2018 Volunteer Conference?

The 2018 Volunteer Conference was held on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 May in Blackpool. Volunteers heard from Macmillan’s Chief Executive, Lynda Thomas, networked with fellow volunteers, attended learning and development sessions and found out about different projects happening across Macmillan. 

You can view photos from the event on our Facebook event, watch live streams of our key note speeches on our Macmillan Volunteering Facebook page, 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.