Volunteer Conference

Applications for the 2018 Macmillan Volunteer Conference are now open.

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.

How can I apply for a place?

It’s really easy to apply for a place at this year’s Volunteer Conference and Awards:

  1. Click the button above
  2. Enter your details and your preferences
  3. Click ‘Apply’

Do hurry though, as applications will only be open until 4 April.

If oversubscribed, we will prioritise volunteers who have been with us for over a year but have never attended a Volunteer Conference before. 

If you’ve been successful in your application, we will contact you to let you know by the end of April. 

In the meantime, please help us spread the word by telling the other volunteers you know that they can apply for a place now too. We hope to see you there!

What happened at the Volunteer Conference 2017?

This 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 our UK 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.