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Macmillan volunteers fact sheet

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Macmillan volunteers fact sheet

Macmillan volunteers

fact sheet

Macmillan Cancer Support, registered charity in England and Wales (261017), Scotland (SC039907) and the Isle of Man (604).

Short version

    Thousands of volunteers dedicate their time, skills and energy to help improve the lives of people affected by cancer and inspire millions of others to do the same. Whether you do this for a few hours a year or youre available for longer, you can make a real difference.

Medium version

    Macmillan was started by a volunteer and volunteers are very much at the heart of everything we do. Thousands of volunteers dedicate their time, skills and energy to help improve the lives of people affected by cancer and inspire millions of others to do the same. Whether you do this for a few hours a year or you’re available for longer, you can make a real difference. There are

    many different ways volunteers can get involved with Macmillan.

Long version

    Macmillan was started by a volunteer and volunteers are very much at the heart of everything we do. Thousands of volunteers dedicate their time, skills and energy to help improve the lives of people affected by cancer and inspire millions of others to do the same. Whether you do this for a few hours a year or you’re available for longer, you can make a real difference. There are

    many different ways volunteers can get involved with us.

    Our volunteer fundraising groups raised ?8.2 million in 2011 through their events and activities. Volunteers use their skills and experience to do everything from banking and accounts, to running events and doing PR, to doing marketing and research. They also give talks in their local communities, work alongside full-time staff to run our phone service and information and support centres, campaign for improvements in cancer care, and help to shape Macmillan’s

    services.

Key facts

    We have around 500 fundraising groups throughout the UK and are always looking for more

    people to join them to help us grow. Our fundraising groups raised ?8.2 million in 2011.

    Our volunteering programme offers a range of short, medium and long term opportunities. And all of our roles help us reach and improve the lives of people affected by cancer and inspire millions of others to do the same. You can do anything from cheering at a fundraising event, to befriending someone affected by cancer, or volunteering for a three month internship. And the roles give people the opportunity to develop a whole range of skills and to gain rewarding volunteering experience.

Visit macmillan.org.uk/volunteer for more information.

    Fact sheet last updated November 2011

     Macmillan Cancer Support, registered charity in England and Wales (261017), Scotland (SC039907) and the Isle of Man (604).

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