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The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) volunteers drive forward our mission, helping to make a lasting impact in the lives of children across the country. NCMEC relies on you to help advocate for children in your communities. Join our family of volunteers dedicated to finding missing kids, preventing exploitation of children, and keeping kids safe!

Click on the “Get Started!” button below to learn which volunteer opportunity is a fit for you. Together we can help bring children home and be a part of making a safer childhood!

Every child deserves a safe childhood.

Thanks to our partner Old Navy and their amazing associates for providing the funding and support needed to launch NCMEC’s Volunteer Engagement Program.

Team Volunteers

Are you a leader willing to champion volunteer opportunities at your company, organization, or student group? Do you want to build team camaraderie while volunteering as a group to help missing and exploited children? Contact Cecilia Fix at to join our cause!

Kohl’s employees volunteer to assemble Hope Bags.

Volunteers greet attendees at our Texas Heroes for Children Gala.

Old Navy employees volunteer at our 2020 safety event.


Curtis P.

“NCMEC is an organization that has touched my life by the way that they serve as a central line of hope for countless families. NCMEC empowers, comforts, fights, and sticks with people until the very end. For that reason I choose to stand with NCMEC in their relentless mission to find missing and exploited kids!” 

Katie L.

“It has been a privilege to come alongside NCMEC and fundraise support for their mission. Their approach to correcting the injustices of child exploitation is nothing short of inspiring. I believe strongly in their work, as it not only empowers survivors and families, but illuminates the impact each individual is capable of contributing.”

Beth B.

"We need to help those who are unable to help themselves … ❤️ As a parent, our jobs are to always protect those around us, but more importantly, to protect those who are unable to protect themselves."

Kimberly & Tammie
Team HOPE Volunteers

“Seeing what happened between us as advocate and referral, and our connection, exemplifies what Team HOPE is all about…giving hope.”

Mariana J.

“I support NCMEC because they live out the mission that every child is worth it. Their trainings about how to spot child sex trafficking and online exploitation have helped me learn about the issue on a deeper level. Knowing that they train social workers and law enforcement gives me so much hope for the future!” 

Other Ways to Help

Ways to Give

Give the gift of hope! There are so many ways to support victims and families of missing and exploited children. NCMEC offers a wide range of ways to give- from monthly donations to gifts of stock.  

Learn all the ways you can give the gift of hope.

Join the Conversation on
Social Media

Follow @MissingKids on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to Like the MissingKids Facebook page to stay up to date on breaking news, safety information, NCMEC events and much more!

Like and follow @NetSmartz and @KidSmartz on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest child safety tips and resources.

ADAM Program:
Help Recover Missing Children

Sign up for the ADAM Program to receive e-mail alerts and posters when children go missing in your area. This program is free and available to individuals and businesses alike. Learn more.

Spread the Word

Use your website or social media pages to share NCMEC educational resources with your community, direct people to by explaining content that can be found on our site, print or share posters of missing children from your area, or promote upcoming events by encouraging your friends, family, and coworkers to participate! Spread the word of all that we are doing here at NCMEC! 

Participate in Events

Create an individual or corporate team/teams during our Miles For Hope Event! Visit Old Navy during our Old Navy Safety Event! Attend Hope Live and be inspired by stories of hope and survival! Find the events you connect with on our Event Page and stay engaged with NCMEC throughout the year!

Fundraise Creatively

Hold a collection on “casual” Friday’s at your work place and donate the money to NCMEC! Create a digital fundraiser for NCMEC around specific days like Missing Children’s Day, Giving Tuesday, Your Birthday, etc.! Hold your own event (bake sale, chili cookoff, carnival) and donate the proceeds! Get creative, have fun, and raise money to help missing and exploited children!