Volunteers' Week

Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) is an opportunity to say thank you to our fantastic volunteers for all the ways they give their time to us.

We can't thank you enough

We’d like to thank all our amazing volunteers for the time you’ve given to help people with cancer live life as fully as they can, over the last year and during this difficult time.

Whatever you’re doing right now, whether you’ve had to pause your volunteering or not, your support is valued now more than ever.

Catch up on this year’s activities

There are still lots of ways you can get involved and catch up on any of the activities you may have missed during this year’s Volunteers’ Week:

Watch our volunteer webinar

This year we hosted our first all-volunteer webinar and were joined by over 230 volunteers for a live update on our response to coronavirus, from Chief Executive, Lynda Thomas. Don’t worry if you missed it, you can watch the recording at any time that suits you.

Volunteers dancing at the Volunteer Awards 2015

Check out our award winners

Throughout the week, we announced and shared the inspiring stories of our national and regional winners. You can view the winners and some of their stories on our website.

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Follow us on Facebook

Take a look back at some of the stories we shared, the activities that took place and continue to stay connected to the Macmillan volunteer community by following us on Facebook.

The webinar was concluded with a Question and Answer session with Macmillan senior management. We received more questions than could be answered in the time allotted, so check out the answers to some of the questions we were unable to answer during the Q&A session.

Download the All Questions Answered Volunteer Webinar PDF

How our volunteers are making a difference

We simply couldn’t do what we do without Macmillan volunteers. Over the past year, you’ve given your time, energy and experience to support people living with cancer – and we can’t thank you enough. Here are a few of the ways you’ve made a difference over the last year:

  • Action Team volunteers gave 6,336 hours for collections and raised over £125k.
  • Fundraising committees and groups raised an incredible £5,992,931.
  • Practical and emotional support volunteers gave 48,261 hours to help 1,331 people with cancer.
  • 1,200 Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors gave over 54,500 consultations, helping people with cancer feel more like themselves.
  • Grants advocate volunteers helped secure an enormous £471,289 in grants for people with cancer.
  • 1,634 volunteers took part in M&S collections across 441 stores, and alongside M&S staff raised £1.15m.
  • Macmillan Support Line volunteers answered 1,698 calls and gave 1,030 hours last year.

Thank you to all our amazing volunteers. Whatever your role, you’re helping people with cancer live life as fully as they can.