Volunteers' Week

Volunteers’ Week, which takes place from 1 to 7 June, is our opportunity to say thank you to our fantastic volunteers for the many ways in which they give their time to us.

Time to celebrate

This year, the theme is ‘Time to celebrate’, so we felt it was only fitting to host our Volunteer Conference Awards at the end of the week. We’re really looking forward to getting together for one massive celebration of Macmillan volunteers’ outstanding contributions and achievements then.

If you won’t be joining us at the Conference, don’t worry as lots of other celebrations will be taking place across the country too. To find out about getting involved in an event near to you, speak to your volunteer manager.

How to get involved

At Macmillan, we recognise that one type of volunteering opportunity can't possibly suit everyone, so we have a designed a variety of different roles to make sure our volunteers find the one that suits them best. Have a look through our opportunities and encourage your friends and family to join in too.

How to get involved:

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With such a wide range of choices, there's a role for all.

We currently have over 350 opportunities listed on our Volunteering Village, spread across various locations around the country. Whether you are interested in a one-off opportunity or are looking for more long-term involvement, we think you'll find an opportunity that fits your needs. It could be cheering on a marathon runner, volunteering in our offices or sharing your personal cancer experience, whatever you choose you'll be helping people with cancer live life as fully as they can.

Ross from Glasgow – an information and support volunteer

When Ross was diagnosed with cancer at just 23 years old, he struggled to find anyone to speak to who understood what he was going through. His experience motivated him to volunteer at the Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries information and support service. This inclusive community project offers anyone affected by cancer of any age the time and space they need to talk and feel less alone.

Val from Manchester – a Recording Memories project volunteer

Val volunteers for Macmillan’s pioneering Recording Memories project – an oral history service which allows people receiving palliative care to record their life story on audio CD and MP3. The people who use the service enjoy having the opportunity to reflect on their lives, while their family members say having a voice recording of their loved one is really powerful.

Yvonne from Pontyclun – a Volunteer Forum member and fundraising volunteer

Not only is Yvonne a seasoned volunteer with the Pontyclun Fundraising Group, but she’s also an active member of the Volunteering Forum in Wales, as well as being a Macmillan Brand Champion. Her experience and enthusiasm for all things Macmillan means she’s ideally placed to discover areas for improvement in volunteering and drive them forward – something which she excels in.