Volunteer News

Welcome to our quarterly newsletter – by our volunteers, for our volunteers.

We hope you find this issue of Volunteer News just as inspiring as we find you. Why not connect with us on Twitter and Facebook to let us know what you think? 

Got a story you'd like to share? Email volunteernews@macmillan.org.uk

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Volunteer Lizzy speaks on the phone.

Making every voice heard

Macmillan volunteers across the country are playing a crucial role in representing the needs of people with cancer in hard-to-reach and underrepresented communities. With cancer services being adapted and created as a result of their efforts, it’s a real victory for people power. 

Find out how Lizzy helps to enact change >

It's the place to be

The most exciting event of the spring is almost upon us: the Macmillan Volunteer Conference and Awards in Blackpool. The inspiring event, which takes place from 17 to 18 May, is set to be a fabulous celebration of you and your remarkable efforts.

Discover what's in store this year and apply today >

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Watch your ideas grow

It’s always awesome to spend time with your family, friends and local community – and you can make it even more rewarding if you organise a fundraising event for Macmillan together. You’ll be amazed at what can be achieved when everyone gets stuck in and shares their skills.

Read about one event that's bloomed into something special >

Volunteer Olivia smiles. She is outside and holding a bucket.

Giving something back

If you’ve been supported by Macmillan in the past, you might be keen to give something back through volunteering. With a variety of opportunities on offer, it's easy to give your time in a way that suits you.

Check out Olivia's inspiring story >

Volunteer Sheila smiles. Books in bookshelves appear behind her.

History in the making

There are lots of different ways to deliver emotional support to people living with cancer. This new volunteer-led service gives people the chance to learn about local and family history, alongside receiving the help they need.

Trace the origins of the initiative > 

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Protecting our reputation

We’re making some changes to how we store and use personal data. Read all about how this affects you as a volunteer and what you need to do to support the changes.

Find out more >