Macmillan Cancer Support, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE17UQ

About us

At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So we’re here to support people and help them take back some control in their lives. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if they just want to talk, we’re here.

Right from the moment of diagnoses, through treatment and beyond, we’re a source of support, giving people the energy and inspiration to help feel more like themselves.

Volunteer with us

With 2.5 million people in the UK now living with cancer, our challenge to make sure no one faces cancer alone has never been bigger. That's why we need people like you to volunteer your time in whatever way you can.

There are so many ways to get involved, from low commitment opportunities such as cheering on our runners at events or being part of a collection on your local high street or supermarket, to more regular roles providing ‘behind the scenes’ support to our fundraising teams. The focus for these types of roles might include Media and PR or researching new income streams.

Whether it's minutes or months, hours or days, the time you give really does matter. Although the majority of our volunteering roles require our applicants to be over 18, there are numerous ways for everyone to help, such as fundraising events that local groups and schools often take part in.

As a Macmillan volunteer, you will:

  • make a meaningful difference to people affected by cancer
  • receive any necessary training for your role and have access to ongoing development
  • meet like minded volunteers and become part of Team Macmillan


If you're a student, graduate or considering a change in career, we've got volunteer internship opportunities for you. These can help you to build on your existing skills and gain new ones.

Our internship scheme offers a fantastic opportunity to get involved with Macmillan. You'll work with our experienced staff on projects and events, building on your existing skills and gaining new ones.

Internships available in Norfolk and Suffolk tend to focus on regional fundraising (though we do have regular roles in other business areas based from our London office and in other parts of the UK). These roles are often home or mobile based and involve supporting our local fundraising teams with research or small projects.

There are three separate intakes for interns each year, so it’s worth checking back regularly to see what’s available in your local area. Internships last between 10-14 weeks.

Every internship role needs different skills. This might mean experience using Microsoft Word, the ability to analyse data, or knowledge of communications. What's just as important is your willingness to learn, and a passion for the work that Macmillan does.

We'll help you enhance your CV and offer you a reference at the end of your internship. Our internships and placements are voluntary unpaid positions, but you will be paid travel and lunch expenses.

Case Study - Katie

While studying at university Katie decided she wanted to intern for Macmillan. She later went on to set up the Glasgow University Macmillan committee. You can read and watch Katie's story here.

To find out more about our volunteering opportunities and how you can get involved, follow us here on icanbea and visit or call our fundraising support centre for more information on 0300 1000 200.

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