Become A Volunteer

Volunteers play a vital role at the Macmillan Unit and in the community, supporting our team to provide the best possible care for our patients and their families. We have numerous volunteer roles which include ‘patient contact’ and ‘no patient contact’.

We have 160 volunteers in a variety of different roles, both on and off the hospice site and whilst our existing vacancies are limited we pride ourselves in matching each volunteer to the right role for them and us, whilst meeting the needs of our patients.

We are an extremely happy team and enjoy working and socialising together. “What are we looking for when we receive an application?” A volunteer who is kind, flexible, compassionate and committed. Our staff rely on the support from their volunteer colleagues and therefore reliability is of paramount importance. The individual skills and interests each volunteer brings to the unit is valued and often fully utilised.

If you would like more information about volunteering at the Macmillan Unit please contact us to arrange an informal chat and a tour of our facilities. Volunteer Coordinator tel: 01202 705353 email:

“I volunteer at the Macmillan Unit because I want to be here. Working with a super team and seeing patients take pleasure from the garden is a privilege”.

Margaret, Gardener.

“What I love about volunteering over the past 4 years has been meeting the most interesting and amazing people, both patients and carers. It really is a pleasure to be part of the Macmillan volunteering team”. Jean, Day Centre Volunteer.