Volunteer at the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre

Volunteers form an integral part of the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre team undertaking a wide range of activities, from our ‘frontline’ service in the Drop-in centre to ‘back office’ administrative support.

The majority of our staff are volunteers; the commitment and dedication they show are greatly valued – we couldn’t do without them.

Some of the areas in which they work include:

  • Drop-in centre
  • iPoint information service
  • Pre-treatment groups
  • Complementary therapy
  • Administration
  • Patient supporters

As many of our volunteer roles are integral to the delivery of our service, a regular commitment to attend may be requested. If you feel unable to make a regular commitment but are still interested in helping out, we still want to hear from you!

If you’d like to find out more about volunteering at the LJMC, please call the Volunteer Coordinator team (020 3826 2515).

Working with people affected by cancer can be very emotionally stressful. For this reason, if within the last two years you have received treatment for cancer, or have had a close relationship with a cancer patient, or have been bereaved within this period, we ask you to delay volunteering in any role that involves direct contact with patients and carers. However, there are other ways in which you may be able to help the LJMC within this two year period including joining our patient/carer advisory panel or helping with administrative tasks.

Volunteers who work on a regular basis at the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre will be required to attend mandatory training courses (eg, Fire, Health & Safety). We are required to obtain Occupational Health Clearance and personal references for all volunteers, together with a Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.