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From fun runs to fabulous concerts, art auctions to abseiling, we've got a lot going on. But we couldn't do it without our volunteers, who are at the heart of local communities and help us reach thousands more people. Find out ways you can get involved.
Our fundraising groups are vital to Macmillan. As well as raising over £7 million each year for people living with cancer, you raise awareness of who we are and what we do, helping us to reach more people who need us.
It's so nice to be a part of a friendly and vibrant team of people, full of ideas and working together to make a small amount of difference in the world. Member of the Colchester fundraising group
It's so nice to be a part of a friendly and vibrant team of people, full of ideas and working together to make a small amount of difference in the world.
Member of the Colchester fundraising group
We're looking for good communicators, who are well-organised.
It's up to you how much time you want to give. Groups meetings are usually arranged to suit all members' availability.
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Our ambition is to reach everyone affected by cancer who needs us - we need your help to do this. Representing the charity to schools, community organisations and corporate partners, you'll become an ambassador for Macmillan.
Representatives do all sorts for Macmillan to support fundraising, such as:
Speakers can help by:
We need people who have a good knowledge of their local area, communicate well and use initiative. Speakers need to be confident about speaking in public - although we will offer you presentation training if you want to brush up your skills.
As much or as little as you can give.
Take a look at our FAQs.|
Use our search to find out about volunteer opportunities today.
Volunteers at our information and support centres help us reach more people affected by cancer, and ensure they get the support and information they need.
Trained volunteers can make such a difference by providing anything from a warm welcome and helping hand to services like counselling, hairdressing, manicures and complementary therapies.
'My expectations of the role were to create a friendly atmosphere in the centre and help those with cancer. It's certainly lived up to those expectations.
'Involving volunteers in the service takes the pressure off the staff. It's nice for our visitors to be greeted and offered a cup of tea or coffee.'
Lauren Killen, Belfast
Search for your local information centre| and contact them directly to find out what opportunities are available near you.
If there isn't a Macmillan centre near to you, try contacting the volunteering department in your local hospital. Your local hospice may also offer this service to patients and be looking for volunteers.
Macmillan is developing new opportunities for volunteers to help people living with cancer in their communities with everyday things, from shopping or gardening to a lift to hospital. We hope to offer more opportunities next year, so watch this space for how you can get involved in the future...
Search for volunteering opportunities in your area.
Almost all of our work is funded by voluntary donations. Help us to rebuild the lives of people affected by cancer.
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