A person is standing and cheering outside at the London Landmarks Half Marathon. They're wearing a green Macmillan top and holding a green maraca in their left hand. On their head is a gold hat with red tassles.

Volunteers' Week

Volunteers' Week takes place every year from the 1-7 June and celebrates the contributions volunteers make to organisations like Macmillan. 

How our volunteers make a difference

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Over 10,000 volunteers
Each year, more than 10,000 people volunteer for Macmillan - giving their time, energy, and experience to support people living with cancer.
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80,000 volunteer hours
In 2022, Macmillan volunteers gave over 80,000 hours of their time to support people living with cancer.
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Raised over £5.2 million
Together with the generous support of our volunteers and fundraisers over £5.2 million was raised for Macmillan in 2021.

What volunteering opportunities are available at Macmillan?

Bianca is seen outside and is wearing a maroon jacket and a Macmillan branded lanyard. Behind her is a river and some bridges.
Become a Macmillan Buddy
A woman is standing outside on a road. She is cheering on runners who pass by and is handing one a cup of water.
Volunteer at our events
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Help at one of our Support Centres
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Take part in Corporate volunteering

Stories from our volunteers

Jenny is standing inside the Horizon Centre in Brighton. She is smiling at the camera and is wearing a green top and green apron.

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.

There are six award categories and this year's award ceremony will take place on Thursday 1 June in Birmingham.

Find out more about the Thanks To You Awards

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