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From supporting our teams to helping out at events, there are all sorts of ways you can give your time to help people with cancer.
Whether you're interested in helping out with office admin, trying your hand at event planning or research, there are oodles of opportunities for you to get involved at your local office. It's a great way to develop your skills, learn about Macmillan's work and meet motivated people like you.
Some volunteer roles will be based in our local office, but others can be done from home or wherever suits you. Plus, we'll give you an induction and all the training you need.
Mary North is the Mobile Information Unit Admin Volunteer based at our Andover office. She tells us a little about why she wanted to join Team Macmillan.
When I retired, I wanted to find something to do with the time I had on my hands. My initial aim was to volunteer for a cancer charity, and I particularly wanted to volunteer for Macmillan Cancer Support, as Macmillan had helped 4 of my very close family. The most recent and important time that this happened, Macmillan supported my four month old Granddaughter, her mother (my daughter) and the rest of
the family through a cancer diagnosis and journey. I also found that when I was looking for a volunteering opportunity, that I was able to make contact easily through the local volunteering channels.
I always look forward to my day of volunteering, being with the other office staff, and helping to make a difference Mary, volunteer.
I always look forward to my day of volunteering, being with the other office staff, and helping to make a difference
I work in an office in Andover, supporting the Regional Macmillan Mobile Cancer Information & Support Service (MMCISS). My main responsibilities are to publicise the MMCISS’s visits to locations all around our region. This involves contacting local Macmillan Staff, NHS & Macmillan Professional Colleagues, MP’s and Local Authorities. I also maintain the services Data Collection data base, assist with the provision of information resources for the service, and preparing Information bags to be handed out at large events & shows.
The thing I really like about my volunteering role, is knowing that I am helping to support people who need support like I had, as well as working in a friendly office, where I get to meet al sorts of interesting and inspiring people. I always look forward to my day of volunteering, being with the other office staff, and helping to make a difference.
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Not only did I get a sense of what Macmillan was about and the difference it makes, I also benefited from working with a really motivated, dedicated and enthusiastic team. It was inspirational. Alice, World's Biggest Coffee Morning intern 2008.
Not only did I get a sense of what Macmillan was about and the difference it makes, I also benefited from working with a really motivated, dedicated and enthusiastic team. It was inspirational.
Alice, World's Biggest Coffee Morning intern 2008.
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