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Organisation Macmillan Cancer Support (Volunteering Service: Birmingham & Solihull Direct Volunteer Support Scheme)
Address Birmingham City Centre
B5 4BU
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Phone 07473 613712

Make your time matter
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 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.
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
-have the opportunity to influence our work through the UK Volunteer Forum
-meet like minded volunteers and become part of the Macmillan team

How to Volunteer
1. Find a role

There are volunteering opportunities available all over the UK, including some which are home-based. You can use the Volunteering Village to search for roles that are local to you. With over 800 opportunities available, there are plenty of ways to get involved, whether it's talking to someone over a cup of tea or helping out at one of our information and support centres.

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 time commitment or experience is required. Most roles just need your time and enthusiasm.

2. Apply

Once you've found a role you can apply through the Volunteering Village. 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 asses suitability and safety of potential volunteers, staff and people affected by cancer’.

3. Receive training and support

All volunteers will 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.

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Last updated: Nov 29, 2018 13:10

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