Volunteers at Missing People help us to extend the lifeline we're able to offer to those affected by missing. Whether utilising skills you already have or learning new ones, volunteers support in different areas of our work from direct support on our helpline, to assisting staff teams in the office, to raising awareness about the work we do at events in local communities.
Ready to join the team? Select from our list of currently available roles to find out more about how you could get involved.
Supporter Engagement Volunteer
What you'd be doing
You'd be providing vital assistance to our lovely Supporters Team in a variety of different ways including:
- Distributing fundraising materials to supporters
- Writing thank you letters and corresponding with supporters
- Updating our database with essential records and actions
- Researching new areas for fundraising
- Good communication, both written and verbal
- Attention to detail
- Comfortable using computers
- A Basic DBS check will be required for the role but will be arranged by us
What this role can offer you
- An opportunity to volunteer within a thriving Fundraising Team at a national charity
- Utilise your existing skills, or learn new ones, in communication, database work and research
- Having ownership of project-based tasks with full support from the Supporters Team
Location and availability
- Central Office in south west London - SW14 7JE
- Ideally, you'll be able to commit to 1 full day of volunteering (10:00 - 16:00) on either a Monday or Tuesday but this can be flexible depending on your availability
- We ask for volunteers to commit to this role for 6 months
If you're not able to commit to a regular volunteer role but still want to get involved, how about checking out our one-off volunteering opportunities?
Take a look at the menu below to see what options are available and to apply.
Royal Parks Half Marathon Cheer Squad
Join our enthusiastic cheer squad and support our runners as they take on the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 13th October. The atmosphere will be electric and it’s a guaranteed fun day out. We’d love for you to get involved!
Sunday 13 October
Meeting point will be at Mile 10 by Lancaster Gate Station (details of exact location will be given on application)
You'll be needed from 10:00 until roughly 12pm
Bucket Collection Volunteers
We would love some energetic, passionate volunteers to join us in raising awareness as well as vital funds at one of our bucket collections. You'll be chatting to the public and accepting donations as part of the role.
You can volunteer at the following stations and dates/times:
Mortlake Station - 27 November 2019 - 17:00 till 19:00
Putney Station - 29 November 2019 - 17:00 till 19:00
Kings Cross Station - 7 December 2019 - 17:00 till 19:00
Euston Station - 7 December 2019 - 17:00 till 19:00
Paddington Station - 7 December 2019 - 17:00 till 19:00
G4 Christmas Concert Usher
Get into the festive spirit by volunteering at G4’s Christmas tour. Hear wonderful renditions of Christmas classics, and join in on a few hymns yourself all while supporting the charity Missing People. This is a fantastic opportunity to volunteer at a truly enjoyable evening so don’t miss out.
You'll be acting as ushers, showing guests to their seats on arrival. You will also be helping with the bucket collection at the end of the night, by standing at the door holding a bucket as guests leave. You'll be expected to be at the event from 17:30 until 22:00.
We need volunteers to support us at the following venues and dates:
Winchester Cathedral - Monday 18 November
Wells Cathedral - Tuesday 19 November
Gloucester Cathedral - Wednesday 20 November
Ely Cathedral - Thursday 21 November
Rochester Cathedral - Friday 22 November
Durham Cathedral - Tuesday 26 November
Leeds Town Hall - Wednesday 27 November
Manchester Monastery - Thursday 28 November
Sheffield Cathedral - Friday 29 November
Chester Cathedral - Saturday 30 November
Arundel Cathedral - Tuesday 3 December
Exeter Cathedral - Wednesday 4 December
Brangwyn Hall Swansea - Thursday 5 December
Christchurch Priory - Friday 6 December
Peterborough Cathedral - Saturday 7 December
Birmingham Town Hall - Tuesday 10 December
Derby Cathedral - Wednesday 11 December
Blackpool Tower Ballroom - Thursday 12 December
Ripon Cathedral - Friday 13 December
Hull City Hall - Saturday 14 December
Southwell Minster - Tuesday 17 December
Chelmsford Cathedral - Wednesday 18 December
Holbrook Royal Hospital Chapel - Thursday 19 December
Norwich St Andrews Hall - Friday 20 December
St Edmundsbury Cathedral - Saturday 21 December
Oxford Town Hall - Friday 27 December
London Cadogan Hall - Saturday 28 December
Usher Hall Edinburgh - Sunday 29 December
Want to volunteer but can't make a regular commitment? Or can't find a volunteering opportunity with us in your local area? Then Micro Volunteering could be perfect for you.
It's bize-size volunteering with no long-term commitment. Most tasks can be done from the comfort of your own sofa or within your local area.
Join the Search
Share our Appeals
Thousands of people in the UK are searching for a missing loved one. You can help us be a lifeline when someone disappears by sharing our appeals for missing people online.
Child Rescue Alert
If your child, or a child you know, went missing wouldn't you want the world to stop and look for them?
A Child Rescue Alert (CRA) is activated when a child is known to have been abducted or their life is believed to be at immediate risk. You'll get a text with the photo of the child and a number to contact if you want to report a sighting.
Every second counts and your support is vital.
You can register to receive Child Rescue Alerts here. It's free to reigster and you won't be charged if you receive an alert.
Help Build our Network
Poster Partners are organisations and businesses who publically display poster appeals of missing people when someone goes missing in their area. Poster Partners play a crucial role in the search for a missing person and can make a real difference.
Examples of Poster Partners may include cafes, libraries, shops, offices, bars, pubs and restaurants.
Do you know of any in your local area that might be happy to become a Poster Partner? Why not pop in to speak with them and see whether they're happy to sign up. They can register on our website here.
Get your Community Involved
Do you think your family, friends, colleagues, neighbours (and anyone else you can think of!) would be passionate about supporting Missing People too? If so, organising an event to raise awareness could be perfect.
Events like cake sales, fancy dress days, quizzes, raffles, and so many more, are brilliant ways to have fun in your community while raising vital awareness and funds for Missing People.
There are heaps of materials available online to help you get started. You can find them here.