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.

How to get involved

While many of us can’t be together right now, there are still lots of ways to get involved in Volunteers’ Week. You can join in by doing the following things:

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Throughout the week, we’ll be announcing and sharing the inspiring stories of our nine National Volunteer Award winners, as well as other stories about the impact volunteers have made across Macmillan.

Join our volunteer webinar

On Wednesday 3 June, 11am-12pm, we’ll host our first all-volunteer webinar. It’s a chance for volunteers to come together for a live update on our response to coronavirus, from Chief Executive, Lynda Thomas.

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.