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We are always looking for volunteers.  Here are our current opportunities.

Macmillan Beyond Diagnosis Service                    (across Nottinghamshire)

Macmillan, in partnership with Self Help UK, offers emotional and practical support to local people affected by cancer. Support can vary from a chat over a cup of tea, to help with shopping or going out to a cafe.  The service is delivered by a growing team of fantastic volunteers who provide confidential one-to-one support to those living with and beyond cancer, family members and carers.

Could you support somebody on their cancer journey?  If you would like to volunteer for as little as 1-2 hours per week, please fill in our application form and see the role description for more information.  All volunteers complete a DBS check, provide two references and undertake a day's Macmillan training for the role.  Training and ongoing support are provided by two Macmillan professionals.

Want to chat about volunteering? Email: or call: 0115 911 1662.

Interested in getting support? Please see our Referrals page

" I get a lot of enjoyment and fulfillment out of being able to help others, understanding from my own experience what they are going through and just being there for them, which they do really appreciate, much more than we often realise. "

Paul, Newark

" It’s a fantastic voluntary service to be part of and I would recommend becoming a volunteer. "

Clare, Mansfield Woodhouse