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.

There for us at the most difficult of times

The past year has been like no other in Macmillan's history, and our volunteers have been there for us throughout. Many of them chose to become Telephone Buddies in order to keep supporting people living with cancer remotely during the pandemic. 

Others helped find innovative ways to fundraise at a distance. And many have had to pause their volunteering to keep others safe. In all cases, they've been doing whatever it takes to help people with cancer live life as fully as they can.

So, here's to you, our amazing volunteers, this Volunteers' Week.

So we can be there for those with cancer when they need us

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. Whatever your role, you’re helping people with cancer live life as fully as they can.

Over the last year:

  • volunteers have helped 3,600 people with cancer feel less alone
  • raised £2.4 million for people with cancer during lockdown
  • helped 21,091 people feel more like themselves. 

We’ll be showcasing more of our volunteer achievements on our Macmillan Volunteering Facebook page over the course of Volunteers’ Week, so do go check them out.