Why volunteer with Macmillan?

Make your time matter

With 2.5 million people in the UK now living with cancer, our challenge to make sure no one faces cancer alone has never been bigger. That's why we need people like you to volunteer your time in whatever way you can.

There are so many ways to get involved, from cheering on a marathon runner to volunteering in our offices. Whether it's minutes or months, hours or days, the time you give really does matter.

As a Macmillan volunteer, you will:

  • make a meaningful difference to people affected by cancer
  • receive any necessary training for your role and have access to ongoing development
  • have the opportunity to influence our work through the UK Volunteer Forum
  • meet like minded volunteers and become part of the Macmillan team


Search for a volunteering opportunity to suit you. If you need more information, contact us by emailing volunteering@macmillan.org.uk or calling 0300 1000 200.

Watch: Phil on being a Macmillan volunteer

Watch: Phil on being a Macmillan volunteer