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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Supporter Engagement Volunteer

What you'd be doing

  • Researching local community groups and sports teams as well as their social media to see if they would like to support us 
  • Researching magazines and other forms of media to advertise our community and challenge campaigns
  • Carrying out various administrative tasks that will greatly support our busy Fundraising Team

Qualities/Experience/Skills Needed

  • Comfortable with computers as well as various social media platforms
  • Good level of organisation and communication 
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as independently

What this role can offer you

  • Gain experience working within a enthusiastic Fundraising team
  • Make a big difference in how we reach out to the wider community which is vital for us in raising funds
  • Gain insight into how community and challenge campaigns are organised and advertised 

Location and Availability

  • Central office in South West London - SW14 7JE
  • Ideally you'll be able to support us once a week
  • We would hope that you would be able to commit to at least 6 months of volunteering

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Community Collections Volunteer

What you'd be doing

  • Supporting our bucket collections and/or supermarket bag packs throughout the year
  • Delivering collection cans in your local community's shops, restaurants, petrol stations etc
  • Collecting any money raised and transferring it to Missing People 

Qualities/Experience/Skills needed

  • Motivated by making a difference and happy to get stuck in
  • Good communication skills and happy to work independently, as well as part of a bigger team
  • Reliable and trustworthy

What this role can offer you

  • Flexible volunteering which fits around your diary
  • The chance to meet likeminded volunteers while becoming more involved in your local community
  • Develop your communication skills and gain insight into events run by a national charity

Location and availability

  • Ideally you'll be happy to volunteer once every two months
  • Locations vary throughout the UK - this role can be done in your local community

Examples of upcoming opportunities in your local area

  • Paddington Station Bucket Collection - 30/12/3017
  • Clapham Junction Bucket Collection - 01/12/2017
  • Richmond Station Bucket Collection - 08/12/2017

To register your interest and be kept updated about lots more opportunities, please click on Apply Now below.

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Major Gifts Volunteer

What you'd be doing

  • Supporting our Major Gifts Team with administrative duties, including keeping our database up to date and writing content for letters/promotional materials and our website
  • Helping at organised VIP events like our Carol Service and Fundraising Dinner, as well as our Corporate Volunteering Days

Qualities/Experience/Skills needed

  • Previous fundraising experience isn't essential
  • Confident communicator, both verbally and written, with an eye for detail
  • Motivated by making a difference 

What this role can offer you

  • Learn new skills, or utilise existing skills, in Major Gifts and Corporate Fundraising for a nationwide charity
  • Make a big difference to the amount of funds and awareness we're able to raise so we can continue to be a lifeline
  • Full training and support will be provided

Location and availability

  • Central Office in South West London - SW14 7JE. Locations of events will vary
  • Ideally you will be able to support twice a month. This would be a mixture of time spent in our office and at events
  • We would hope that you would be able to commit to at least six months' of volunteering 

Apply now


Events Support - London

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
  • Joining our fun bucket collection events across the city. You could even organise one yourself with our help
  • Helping at our community events by assisting set up, welcoming guests, distributing information materials and more

Qualities/Experience/Skills needed 

  • Motivated by making a difference, reliable and willing to get stuck in
  • Good communicator with a non-judgemental approach
  • Keen to learn more about an issue that affects over 250,000 people in the UK every year

What this role can offer you 

  • Flexible volunteering that fits around your diary
  • Meet likeminded fellow volunteers
  • Gain insights into events run by a national charity

Location and availability

  • Ideally, you'll be happy to volunteer at least three times a year
  • Specific location depends on the event and each event typically lasts between 1 - 8 hours

Examples of upcoming events

  • Santa Dash - 03/12/2017
  • London Marathon - 22/04/2018
  • Missing People 10k - 10/06/2018
  • London to Brighton Cycle Challenge - 16/09/2018

To register your interest and be kept updated about these events and more, please click on Apply Now below.

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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? Micro Volunteering could be perfect for you.

You choose how much time you want to give, whether it's a few minutes or a few hours.

Click here to explore our Micro Volunteering Information Pack