Dottie - People
I joined Missing People because the ethos of volunteering here mirrored my own. It’s one of advocating the core importance that volunteers can bring to a team and how much more we’re able to achieve with their support.
To describe Missing People in three words, I’d say driven, open and humble. We’re driven to continually improve the services and support we offer. Everyone is open; communicating with each other and those involved. And through it all, everyone remains humble to the reason that we do what we do - to offer the best support possible to those effected by missing.
Working here, you quickly come to realise that the issue of missing - and the effects it can have - are so incredibly vast. It means you never stop learning and there are always opportunities to expand your knowledge. Whether it’s a training session provided by one of our supporters or a member of staff giving a lunch seminar on their field of expertise. A great example of staff and volunteers going the extra mile at Missing People is our Big Tweet event which happens annually on National Missing Children’s Day. Everyone comes together on social media for 24 hours to share as many appeals as we can for missing children and young people. It’s sugar filled, with lots of coffee, and is a huge achievement.