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.

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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!

Social Media Volunteer

What you'd be doing

You'd be supporting our Communications Team in running our social media accounts. Tasks include scheduling posts and publicity appeals on Twitter and Facebook, writing blog posts as well as sending thank you messages to supporters. 

Qualities/Experience/Skills needed

  • Comfortable with computers, in particular using social media
  • Good written communication skills
  • Attention to detail

What this role can offer you

  • Utilise skills you already have, or learn new ones, in marketing and communications
  • A chance to contribute and develop ideas as part of our thriving Communications Team
  • Full training for the role will be provided, as well as opportunities for further training to develop your skills and knowledge

Location and availability

  • Central office in south west London - SW14 7JE
  • One four hour shift a week on either Wednesday or Thursday, however, we can be flexible depending on your availability
  • We need a volunteer to commit to this role for 6 months

Apply here to be our new Social Media 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. 

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:

Remaining shows in December 

Ripon Cathedral - Friday 13 December

Hull City Hall - Saturday 14 December 

Southwell Minster - Tuesday 17 December 

Chelmsford Cathedral - Wednesday 18 December  - volunteer spaces full - sorry!

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 - volunteer spaces full - sorry!

London Cadogan Hall - Saturday 28 December 

Usher Hall Edinburgh - Sunday 29 December - volunteer spaces full - sorry!

Apply here to become a G4 Concert Usher!



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.