Volunteering as a Macmillan Buddy

Our Macmillan Buddy service provides a lifeline for people with cancer, offering them weekly support from someone who understands what they’re going through. The service is delivered by volunteers, who undergo a comprehensive training programme and are fully supported by a team of staff and lead volunteers. 

We have temporarily paused volunteer recruitment to the Macmillan Buddies scheme, following very strong interest in the role in early 2024. We expect to re-open recruitment for the role later in 2024. Please check back on this page for updates.

We have a wide range of other roles on offer at Macmillan. You can find more information on all of our types of volunteering using the headings above or by attending one of our online information sessions. You can also view all currently available roles in the 'Find a role' section.

One service, multiple forms of support

Why become a Buddy volunteer?

Asha, Community & Telephone Buddy 

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Stewart, Telephone Buddy