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

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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.

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GDPR Campaign Caller 

What you'd be doing 

You'd be calling our supporters to gather their communication preferences. This is due to changes in how we communicate coming into force by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 


  • Effective communication skills via the telephone
  • Competent using computers
  • Attention to detail

What this role can offer you

  • The chance to develop and improve your communication skills
  • Become part of our lovely team of fellow volunteers and staff
  • Full training to be provided and support always available from our Fundraising and Communications Team

Location and availability

  • Central office in south west London - SW14 7JE
  • One four hour shift a week from Monday to Friday at 17:00 - 20:00 
  • Opportunity will last four weeks, taking place from 25th April and finishing 16th May 2018 (excludes the bank holiday on 7th May)

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Bucket Collection Volunteer 

What you'd be doing

In order to continue being a lifeline to those that are affected by the 'missing', we need volunteers to help raise awareness of the services we offer with a bucket collection at Richmond Station on Thursday 28th June. 

Qualities/Experience/Skills needed

  • Good communicator with a non-judgmental approach
  • Motivated about making a difference, reliable and willing to get stuck in
  • If you're a musician, part of a choir or just have a special talent you want to share in aid of Missing People, please let us know

What this role can offer you

  • Make a big difference 
  • Practical experience in supporting a national charity
  • Opportunity to join us at future events as part of our Events Support Volunteer Team

Location and availability

  • The bucket collection is being held at Richmond Station on Thursday 28th June from 17:00 till 19:00 
  • Reference checks are required prior to the event
  • Details of where to meet will be sent out after you've applied 

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Publicity Appeals Volunteer 

What you'd be doing

You'd be supporting the Communications Team with media appeals on social media, print or digital media to enable us to increase public awareness and generate new sightings for missing/unidentified people. 

Qualities/Experience/Skills Needed

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good timekeeping and reliability
  • Competent using computers, in particular social media

What this role can offer you

  • Full training will be provided and support will always be available from our lovely team
  • Utilise skills you already have, or learn new ones
  • Experience a rewarding volunteering experience where you can make a real difference

Location and availability

  • Central office in south west London - SW14 7JE
  • One four hour shift a week from Monday to Friday at either 10:00 - 14:00 or 14:00 - 18:00
  • We need volunteers to commit to this role for a minimum of six months

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Poster Partner Network Support

What you'd be doing

Poster Partners display posters of people who have gone missing in their local area. They can be shops, gyms, libraries, cafes and more. We have hundreds of Poster Partners across the country and, over time, contact details have changed. We're dedicated to ensuring that these are up to date so as many of our vital posters as possible reach our Partners. You would be helping by contacting Poster Partners to clarify their details, helping to cleanse our existing data and making updates on our database. 

Qualities/Experience/Skills needed

  • Confident using the telephone and comfortable speaking to a wide variety of people
  • Have good attention to detail
  • Organised, reliable and methodological
  • Ability to input data onto a spreadsheet

What this role can offer you

  • Learn new skills
  • Become part of a lovely team of staff and volunteers
  • Project based role 
  • Full training and ongoing support provided

Location and availability

  • Central office in south west London - SW14 7JE
  • One four hour shift each week at either 10:00 - 14:00 or 14:00 - 18:00 
  • We need volunteers to commit to this role for a minimum of 6 months

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Reception Support

What you'd be doing 

You would be front of house providing valuable administrative support to our Receptionist as well as assisting with the general day to day running of our friendly and welcoming office. 

Qualities/Experience/Skills needed

  • Good communication, both written and verbal
  • Comfortable using computers
  • Good attention to detail and well-organised

What this role can offer you

  • Utilise your exisitng skills and learn new ones
  • Become part of our lovely team of fellow volunteers and staff
  • Learn more about a national charity and an issue that affects thousands of people in the UK

Location and availability

  • Central office in south west London - SW14 7JE
  • You would ideally be able to support once a week for 4 hours either on a Tuesday or Wednesday
  • We need volunteers to commit to this role for 12 months

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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.

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