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Volunteers' Week

3 - 9 June 2024 marks the 40th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week – a UK-wide celebration that shines a light on the incredible impact that volunteers make in communities.

How our volunteers make a difference

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Over 11,000 volunteers
In 2023, over 11,000 volunteers gave their time, energy and experience to support people living with cancer.
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100,000 volunteer hours
In 2023, Macmillan volunteers gave over 100,000 hours of their time to support people living with cancer.
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Helped raise £30 million
Our fundraising volunteers supported 139 events across the UK in 2023, helping Macmillan to raise £30 million.

What volunteering opportunities are available at Macmillan?

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Join an information session
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Get involved in the Big Help Out
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Become a Macmillan Buddy
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Volunteer at our events
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Help at one of our Support Centres
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Take part in Corporate volunteering
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A message from Macmillan's Director of Volunteering

Read our Volunteers' Week 2024 blog to hear from Chris Parker, the Director of Volunteering at Macmillan, as he shares his appreciation for our volunteers as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Volunteers' Week.
Read the blog

Stories from our volunteers

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The Thanks To You Awards

Our annual Thanks to You Awards is our chance to say a huge thank you to all our volunteers, and celebrate the achievements of some extraordinary people who give their time, energy and experience to Macmillan.

Our 2024 winners have now been announced and will be celebrated at a special event in Birmingham on 6 June.

Find out more about the Thanks To You Awards

"Volunteering is about becoming part of something bigger." - Ravinder, Volunteer Ambassador