Volunteer with Missing People

 

“I would tell anyone thinking about volunteering for Missing People that it is the most rewarding thing I have ever done. You really feel like you are making a difference. The training, support and  encouragement the charity offers all their volunteers is brilliant. I cannot speak highly enough about this amazing charity!”

Current Opportunities

Contact us

Telephone: 020 8392 4590
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Post: Missing People Volunteering, Roebuck House, 284 Upper Richmond Road West, London SW14 7JE

 

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.

If you'd like to chat anything through before applying, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or give us a call on 0208 392 4590.


Digital Content Volunteer

What you'd be doing

You'd be working with our Children & Young People Team to update, refresh and consolidate our Runaway Helpline website. This will include finding videos, online resources and relevant information to ensure that we provide children and young people with the most accurate information when they're seeking support. 

Qualities/Experience/Skills needed

  • Comfortable using computers, in particular using Wordpress
  • Good written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Interested in the different issues children and young people face and the support available to them 

What this role can offer you

  • Helping a national charity to reach out to vulnerable children and young people
  • Furthering your understanding in the issues that children and young people face and how we can better support them 
  • There is scope for this role to develop over time with your involvement in a variety of digital tasks and consultations
  • Full training and support from the Children and Young People Team

Location and availability

  • This role is available remotely, however, there is the option to volunteer in our office in south west London (SW14 7JE)
  • We ask for you to commit to 4 hours per week - on any day if volunteering remotely or a Wednesday or Thursday from 13:00 - 16:00 if volunteering in the office
  • We would need a volunteer to ideally commit to the role for 6 months

Apply here to be our Digital Content Volunteer!


Data Processing Volunteer

What you'd be doing

You'd be helping our Fundraising Team to make sure our supporters get the best possible care. Tasks include:

  • Maintaining a high quality of supporter details on our database
  • Ensuring we keep a good record of all donations we receive
  • Helping to make our team run more efficiently and reach donors more effectively 

Qualities/Experience/Skills needed

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to work autonomously and follow processes carefully
  • Willingness to work as part of a team and learn new skills
  • Experience of data entry and use of databases is a bonus

What this role can offer you

  • Opportunity to gain experience of the well-known fundraising database, Raiser's Edge NXT
  • Be part of a warm, friendly and welcoming team 

Location and availability

  • You would be based at our central office in south west London (SW14 7JE)
  • This would ideally be a weekly commitment of one day per week (10:00 - 17:00)
  • We hope that you would be able to commit to at least six months' of volunteering 

Apply here to be our Data Processing Volunteer!


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 

Qualities/Experience/Skills needed

  • Good communication, both written and verbal
  • Attention to detail
  • Comfortable using computers
  • A Basic DBS check is required for the role 

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 a full day of volunteering (10:00 -16:00) between Monday to Friday
  • We ask for volunteers to commit to this role for 6 months 

Apply here to be our Supporter Engagement Volunteer! 


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 

Qualities/Experience/Skills needed

  • 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 

Apply here to be our very own Fundraising Volunteer!


One-Off Volunteering  

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. 

London Marathon Cheer Squad 2020

Be part of our London Marathon Cheer Squad for 2020!  

Join us at Mile 16 (Isle of Dogs) on Sunday 26 April 2020 from 10:30am - 2pm and motivate our runners with your loudest and most supportive cheers!  

What do I need to bring?

  • Your loudest cheers!
  • Anything that makes lots of noise
  • An enthusiastic attitude

If you've got all of the above, then all that's left to do is...

Apply here to be part of our Cheer Squad 2020!  


Micro-Volunteering

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.

We regularly post new appeals every day on Facebook and Twitter. Start following us and share our appeals - you never know who might see it so your share could be vital.

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.