Bolton Macmillan Cancer Information & Support


The Macmillan organisation was started by a volunteer 100 years ago, and today volunteers are still at the very heart of everything that Macmillan and Bolton Hospice do. Thousands of volunteers dedicate their time, skills and energy to help improve the lives of people affected by cancer. Whether you do this for a few hours a week or you're available for longer, you can make a real difference.

If you can spare at least three hours a week and would like to help people affected by cancer, please contact us. You will need to complete an application form and if successful you will be invited to attend for an informal chat.

Volunteers will begin with a full induction training programme which will only begin once a DBS check has been completed.


Volunteer work may include:

  • Meeting and greeting centre users.
  • Providing an active listening service.
  • Answering the telephone and taking clear messages.
  • Providing information leaflets and printouts.
  • Signposting centre users on to other agencies and support groups.
  • Updating the information centre stock
  • Undertaking outreach tasks where appropriate.
  • To act within Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service code of conduct.
  • To follow the Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service code of confidentiality for volunteers.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service, please contact Sue on 01204 663059 for more details of our volunteering opportunities.