Sometimes it’s the little things. A hand with the shopping. A lift to an appointment. A cup of tea and chat when you’re feeling low. Our Direct Volunteering Services are all about giving people affected by cancer practical and emotional support when they need it most.
Here are just a few of the services our amazing volunteers offer around the country.
Our volunteers help visitors find the information they’re looking for or signpost to more support at Hackney Library’s Macmillan information point.
In Brighton our local work mentoring service supports people who want to stay in work after a diagnosis or go back after treatment.
In Chester our Bereavement Buddies are on hand to make calls, write letters, or just be there as a friend during the tough times.
The Worcestershire Buddy Service means volunteers can be there to talk to someone who’s been through cancer themselves. Read Vicky’s story on the next page to find out more.
Our invaluable volunteers are leading four new services in Carmarthenshire, helping people who’ve come home from hospital; offering practical and emotional support, like help with housework; and supporting people who’ve been recently bereaved.
Across Northern Ireland
In East Belfast, Lisburn and South Down we have Macmillan Community Helpers offering the little things that make a massive difference – from a hand with the shopping to a chat over coffee. And this summer we’re starting schemes in Bangor and the Ards Peninsula too.
Volunteers at our schemes in Edinburgh, Glasgow, West Lothian and South Lanarkshire offer emotional support to people living with cancer and also help around the house or in the garden. They can even walk your dog.
To find out more about services near you call 0800 808 00 00 or visit our website.