Why volunteer?

Why volunteer?

  • Feel rewarded - Using your time to give something back feels amazing. Each one of our volunteer roles helps make a real difference to the lives of people affected by cancer. 
  • Meet like-minded people - Our volunteers are as diverse as our roles. Volunteering is a great way to meet other people with similar interests within your community.
  • Use your skills to help others - Whether you want to put your existing skills to good use or learn something new, we have a range of roles and training to support you.
  • Flexible - Whether you can give minutes, hours, or days, our volunteer roles are designed to fit around your available time.
  • Keep busy and active - From cheering at events to doing a few odd jobs in someone’s home, we have a range of activities to boost your physical and mental wellbeing.

Finding a role

  1. Browse opportunities in your area - Use our search tool to find roles near you. You can also search by opportunity type such as event support, fundraising or help in the community.
  2. Choose your perfect role - All our opportunities have comprehensive role descriptions to help you find out what the role involves and decide if it's right for you. You can also contact the recruiter for more information.
  3. Apply online - Complete the online application form, and you'll get an instant confirmation email and a personal response within five days.

I get a huge sense of achievement knowing I'm playing my part.

Andy, volunteer

Opportunities you may like

Fundraising volunteer

Andy is part of a Macmillan Action team, which help us raise money and support by cheering at events.

Cancer Voice

Jo is one of our Cancer Voices. In this role she uses her cancer experience to advocate for other people affected by cancer.