Macmillan Telephone Buddies

If you need to talk, we're here to listen. With a weekly call from one of our trained Telephone Buddies, you don't have to face cancer alone.

How a Telephone Buddy helps

Three people talking on the phone to a Macmillan Telephone Buddy.

Going through cancer can be an isolating experience at any time, and especially when social distancing. Our free Telephone Buddy service is here for you. We'll match you with someone who understands what you're going through, and they'll give you a weekly call.

Your volunteer buddy will be a listening ear, ready to talk about how you’re feeling and your support needs during this difficult time. They can also let you know about our services, and all the ways Macmillan can help, to make sure you don't face cancer alone.

How it works

  1. You sign up to register your interest.
  2. We'll get in touch to find out what support you need.
  3. We'll find a Telephone Buddy who suits your needs.
  4. You'll get a weekly call from your Telephone Buddy.

Volunteering to be a Telephone Buddy

If you are interested in volunteering for Macmillan, please head over to our volunteering website to find the opportunities currently available.