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. Our volunteers play a key role in helping us to be there for people with cancer, right from the moment of diagnosis and for however long they need us.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on volunteering at Macmillan. As a result, we are currently offering a reduced level of roles. Yet, our volunteers continue to have a real impact. We'd love you to become part of the team, either now or when restrictions are lifted.

As a Macmillan volunteer, you will:

  • make a meaningful difference to people affected by cancer
  • receive our Volunteer handbook, including any necessary training for your role and 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