Why volunteer with Macmillan?

The support provided by Macmillan volunteers helps us to be there for people with cancer, in their community, from the moment of diagnosis and for however long they need us.

Make a real impact in your community

With 3 million people in the UK now living with cancer, Macmillan's role has never been more crucial. The support provided by Macmillan volunteers is integral to helping us to be there for people with cancer, in their community, from the moment of diagnosis and for however long they need us.

The coronavirus pandemic is still impacting the types of volunteering we can offer at Macmillan, as we seek to protect our volunteers and people living with cancer. Macmillan volunteers are continuing to have a crucial impact, by directly supporting people with cancer, powering our fundraising and supporting our backend operations. So, whilst you may see a reduced level of roles available at the moment, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and have a real impact. If you don't find something suitable today, please check back another time.

As a Macmillan Volunteer you will:

  • make a meaningful difference to people affected by cancer in your community
  • build on your existing and learn new skills
  • receive our Volunteering Handbook, including any necessary training for your role and access to ongoing development
  • have the opportunity to get involved in shaping and improving the volunteer experience at Macmillan
  • connect with like-minded volunteers and become part of the Macmillan team
  • have a great experience whilst doing so.

Interested?

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.

A photograph of Ravinder, a Macmillan volunteering ambassador. Ravinder is wearing a red top and standing in front of trees.

Ravinder, a Macmillan volunteering ambassador

After using Macmillan’s services when she had breast cancer, Ravinder decided to become a volunteer, giving back to Macmillan through fundraising, talking to her local community, and more.
Read Ravinder's story

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