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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People power

This summer Macmillan is spearheading two new major campaigns that will support people with cancer to live life as fully as they can – and we need you to join us. With your help, we’re confident that we can achieve great things.  

Find out how to become a campaigner >

Our data policies made clear

Macmillan is in a position of being trusted with people’s data. We’ve recently updated our Information Governance policies to make sure they continue to protect our reputation, while also ensuring our data protection training is easy to complete.

Discover what the updates mean for you >

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Opening gardens, transforming lives

This year is the 35th anniversary of our blooming marvellous partnership with the National Garden Scheme, and this summer is the perfect time to visit their breathtaking gardens. Get out there today and discover nature at its finest.

Read about why gardens are good for you >

Together, we're changing lives

Volunteers like you play a crucial role in helping people with cancer to find their best way through. We’ve pulled together some key stats and stories to celebrate all that you achieved in 2018 as a result of your passion and positivity.  

Check out last year’s volunteering highlights >

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Help us clear the decks

To mark a year since we launched our new brand identity, we’re calling on volunteers to help us make way for new branded materials by recycling, reusing and repurposing the old ones. Our top tips will help you do it in a cost-effective and sustainable way.

Join in the big green clear out >