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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Diane, a volunteer with the North Norfolk Neighbours.

Everybody needs good neighbours

Volunteers are crucial in making sure we’re there for everyone who needs our support. One great example of this is a fantastic new volunteer pilot scheme that’s helping us extend our reach within local communities.

Meet the Macmillan Neighbours >

Sarah, Online Community Champion

Support yourself by supporting others

Some people find that volunteering with Macmillan can give them the strength, solidarity and confidence to get through their own cancer journeys. We spoke to an Online Community Champion who really benefitted from her role.

Read Sarah's inspiring story >

Jean from South Gloucestershire Buddies

Make your skills go further

Whatever your background, there’s a volunteer role waiting for you that could make excellent use of your professionals skills and life experiences.

Find a role to match your abilities >

Close up of volunteer holding a Macmillan bucket

A new way of talking about Macmillan

Our new branding is a bold creative expression of what we stand for and it’s set to help us support more people. Stay tuned for the unveiling of our new advertising soon. 

Get an update on what it means for volunteers >