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.
Fundraising Volunteer- Livestreaming & Video Games
What you'd be doing
Gaming is an industry worth over a £100 billion with around 40 million gamers in the UK alone. With a much wider range of people gaming than you might assume - we're looking to explore this new area of fundraising. As a volunteer, tasks you'll be focusing on include:
- Looking at different fundraising opportunities in gaming
- Researching and developing a rapport with well-known gamers who could potentially fundraise for us
- Creating social media content to advertise this new method of fundraising
- Interest in video and online gaming - particularly in live streaming
- Able to use own intiative
- Good communication, both written and verbal
- Experience in research
What this role can offer you
- Gain experience volunteering for a national charity
- Taking ownership of a volunteer-led project - we want to hear your ideas and learn from the research you gather!
- You'll be combining volunteering with a passion or interest
Location and availability
- The role will be in our Central Office in south west London (SW14 7JE) with scope to volunteer remotely once you're comfortable in the role
- Ideally, you'll be able to commit to 4 hours of volunteering, once a week between Monday to Friday
- 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.
Join us at Mile 16 (Isle of Dogs) on Sunday 4 October 2020 from 10:30am - 2pm and motivate our runners with your loudest and most supportive cheers! What do I need to bring?
Join us at Mile 16 (Isle of Dogs) on Sunday 4 October 2020 from 10:30am - 2pm and motivate our runners with your loudest and most supportive cheers!
What do I need to bring?
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.