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 Dennis reading an information booklet.

Get even more from your role

We want to make sure your volunteering experience is as fulfilling as possible and that you can achieve the things that matter to you. Our learning & development courses are perfect for helping you reach your goals.

Find out how Dennis gets the most from his role >

Volunteer Brian at an event.

Give us a shout

Volunteering at an event is a great way to support Macmillan, no matter how much time you have. Whether it’s cheering at marathons or providing well-deserved refreshments, there are plenty of ways to get involved.

Read more about what event volunteering means to Brian >

Volunteer Maureen smiling.

Local knowledge is power

Knowing about services in your local area can really make a difference to the people you help in your role. Maureen tells us more about how she makes the most of her local connections.

Discover how Maureen goes the extra mile >

Volunteer Sonia.

Everyday heroes

Nominations for the 2019 Macmillan Volunteer Awards are now open! We hear from Sonia about what it’s like to be part of an awards panel and why it is so important that we hear all of those special stories about your fellow volunteers.

Find out why we need your nominations >

James Renwick, Macmillan’s Head of Brand Strategy.

Bringing our brand to life

We want to make sure everyone living with cancer understands what we can do to help them. Our new brand will help us reach new audiences, ensuring more people can access the support they need and feel we’re relevant to them.

Get the lowdown on our new brand >