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.
Trustee with high net worth experience
What you'd be doing
In order to achieve our five year goal, we are now looking for a very special Trustee - someone to bring their esteemed high value networks, charisma, influence and personal philanthropy to the cause.
- Commitment to the aims and objectives of Missing People
- Willingness and availability to devote the necessary time and effort
- Understanding of the important legal role of charitable trustee/company director
- The ability to carry out their role with sufficient independence and without major conflict of interest
- Introductions to their personal networks on behalf of the charity, in particular connecting Missing People with high-net-worth individuals and business leaders
- The ability to either organise an annual event(s) which can raise a significant sum for Missing People, or to influence with an existing event to adopt Missing People as a charity partner
- Making successful peer to peer 'cold' introductions to business and charitable foundations where the charity has identified a strategic fit for a partnership/financial support
- Being an advocate for those affected by representing the charity at key meetings, pitches and appearances that could secure game-changing support for the charity
- Joining the charity's Fundraising Board, which includes Patron Sir Trevor McDonald, to help take that Board to the next level of success, and to form a link back to the Trustee Board
Location and availability
- Board meetings are usually held quarterly (4 times per year) in the early evening alternating between the charity's office and central London
- There are additional Committees which a Trustee might serve on which would increase the time commitment: Finance & Resources Committee, Fundraising & Marketing Advisory Group, Safeguarding Panel and Policy & Research Advisory Group.
- Trustee duties will take an average of 5 -10 hours per month
- In addition there are various events that take place throughout the year such as the 10k run; the Carol Service; etc which Trustees are invited to attend/participate in.
If you would like to apply for this position, please provide the following:
- An up to date CV or LinkedIn profile
- A covering letter which demonstrates how you meet the criteria set out above as well as explaining why you're interested in the opportunity to be a Trustee for Missing People
- Contact details of two referees - these will be contacted after the final interview stage
To download a full role description, please click here.
Events Support Volunteer
What you'd be doing
This role is really varied and flexible around your diary. It can include:
- Being part of cheering squads for our amazing runners and cyclists at events
- Join our enthusiastic bucket collection events across the city. You could even organise one yourself with our help
- Help at our community events by assisting set up, welcoming guests, distributing information materials and more
- You like to be active in your community and want to support our vital cause
- Motivated by making a difference, reliable and willing to get stuck in
- Good communicator with a non-judgemental approach
- This role is available to volunteers aged 16+
What this role can offer you
- Fun, flexible and social volunteering
- Make a big difference to the amount of funds and awareness we're able to raise so we can continue to be a lifeline
Location and availability
- Ideally you'll be happy to volunteer at least three times a year
- Specific location depends on the event. Each event typically lasts between 1 - 8 hours
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.
We need volunteers to help us in raising vital funds in order for us to continue being a lifeline to those affected by missing. You'll be chatting to the public raising awareness of the charity as well as accepting donations.
This bucket collection takes place during Royal Ascot so will be an exciting event to be raising awareness at.
Ascot Station - SL5 9EG
Saturday 22nd June
Shifts are available at 11:30 - 12:30 and/or 17:30 - 19:30
London Marathon Cheer Squad 2019
We're looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to cheer on and support our runners taking part in the London Marathon 2019.
Sunday 28 April
Mile 16 - details on location will be given on application
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.