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Our volunteers are trained to help people affected by cancer in their community.
The type of service volunteers can offer might vary, but typically they can provide practical help such as:
Volunteers are selected following training and are subject to appropriate background and police checks for their role.
You can use our local area search to find out if there are any volunteering services close to you. This search will also show cancer support groups in your area.
Vera was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 and received support from Jenny, a Macmillan trained volunteer.
'I’d definitely recommend this service to other people. I didn’t know anything about it until my breast care nurse mentioned it and asked if I’d like to be referred to it.
I said yes, and a lovely lady called Jenny came to help with things I couldn’t do because of my surgery. She did shopping for me, ironing and the hoovering. It was wonderful.
And it was great to always know someone was coming at a particular time during the week.'
If you are interested in becoming a Macmillan volunteer, you can visit our online Volunteering Village to find current volunteering opportunities.
Order or download free, reliable information that is easy to understand. Our booklets cover signs and symptoms, diagnosis, cancer types, treatments and living with cancer.
If you can help with even small practical issues, you could make the journey slightly easier. Read about the extra issues people with cancer might face.
We all need support. Have a look at our volunteering opportunities to see if you could help.
What's happening near you? Find out about support groups, where to get information and how to get involved with Macmillan where you are.
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