Macmillan Cancer Support - Volunteering

There are so many ways to get involved, from cheering on a marathon runner to volunteering in our offices. Whether it's minutes or months, hours or days, the time you give really does matter. Interested in volunteering with Macmillan? It's as easy as 1-2-3

1. Find a role

Normally we offer hundreds of volunteer roles across the UK, which are either face-to-face or home-based. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have had to pause most roles. We hope to go back to offering as many roles as possible once coronavirus restrictions are lifted. You can browse all currently available roles at

Some roles require you to give a specific amount of time or have particular skills. The description for each role will tell you what kind of commitment or experience is required. Most roles just need your time and enthusiasm.

2. Apply

If we want to take your application further, we'll invite you to meet us for a chat. It's a chance for you to find out more about the role and the organisation and we can get to know you better and find out how we can match your skills and interests with our volunteer opportunities.

We will ask for references for most of our roles. This helps us to confirm the identity of our volunteers and to build a better understanding of them. You will be asked to supply references on your application form. Macmillan is committed to using fair, relevant and consistent processes to assess suitability and safety of potential volunteers, staff and people affected by cancer’.

3. Receive training and support

All volunteers will receive the Volunteer handbook, have an induction and, if needed, you will also get specific training for your role. Staff members are always on hand to provide ongoing help and support during your time volunteering with us.