Volunteer Conference

Applications now open

We are excited to announce applications for Volunteer Conference and Awards 2019 are now open. We hope you’ll be right there together on Friday 7 & Saturday 8 June 2019 at Park Inn Heathrow, London.

The conference is a fantastic opportunity for Macmillan volunteers to:

  • learn about Macmillan's direction for the future
  • increase knowledge of tools and resources available to you in your role
  • understand how vital your role is in helping people with cancer live life as fully as they can
  • be inspired and celebrate with fellow volunteers.

All this will be brought to you through an immersive exhibition, engaging and specialist workshops as well as inspiring keynote sessions. Across this two-day event you’ll also have the time to build and strengthen your volunteer networks and you will no doubt leave feeling part of the bigger Macmillan picture from this time spent together and at the conference.

For further details on how to apply, please visit the conference website.

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.