Volunteering Changes

We've made some changes to the way you search and apply for volunteering opportunities at Macmillan. You'll find answers to the most frequently asked questions below but please get in touch with us if you have any feedback.

Any questions?

Why have you made these changes?

We have made these changes to bring all of the ways to give your time to Macmillan into one simple system to make it easier to search and apply for them. We have also connected volunteering up to My Macmillan to make it quicker to apply for opportunities and allow us to send you alerts for new opportunities that match your requirements. Most importantly, you can now search and apply for volunteering opportunities on your mobile or tablet device too.


How do I search for an opportunity?

You can search all of our volunteering opportunities by location, type or both. Your filtered results will be shown as either a list or on a map.

You can filter your results further by choosing the times you're available, whether you want to volunteer from home or how far you can travel. Change the order of your results by choosing to see those ending soonest, most recently added or closest to your postcode using the drop-down menu at the top of the results list.  


How do I find out more about an opportunity?

You can find out everything you need to know about a volunteering opportunity by selecting it. You'll see the times and dates a volunteer is needed, the location, closing date and any skills or experience needed. You'll also be able to find out what you can gain from the experience and read a full role description for more details by downloading a PDF.

If you need more information or have any questions that haven't been answered in the role description then you can contact the volunteer manager using the details shown.


What is My Macmillan?

My Macmillan is a way for you to access several of our sites and services, including volunteering, using just one username and password. If you have a My Macmillan account already then it will make applying for volunteering opportunities quicker and easier. We will also be able to let you know when new opportunities come up that match your requirements.


Can I apply for a volunteering opportunity without a My Macmillan account?

Yes. You can apply for any volunteering opportunity without signing up for a My Macmillan account.