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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers assist with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's mission in a variety of ways. If you would like to volunteer at our headquarters or one of our office locations, please submit a completed volunteer application to our Alexandria office at 699 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, fax to 571-482-3390 or email to

On-site volunteer application

NCMEC Interns
One of the best aspects of retirement is that you get to choose what you do with your time. I've been lucky enough to find a spot at NCMEC where I can continue my life-long interest in helping children. My own children are so proud of our mission, and my daughter's frequent parting comment is "Go find those babies!" Ann, NCMEC Volunteer

Off-site volunteer opportunities

Project ALERT

Project ALERT is a team of retired local, state and federal law-enforcement professionals who donate their time and experience to the law-enforcement community. To be considered for the position of Project ALERT representative download the Project ALERT application. For more information email Learn more about Project ALERT.


Team HOPE is a volunteer based peer support network of family members who know the pain, fear, frustration and loneliness that comes with having a missing or sexually exploited child. Team HOPE volunteers provide peer and emotional support to families with missing, recovered and exploited children. To be considered for a volunteer position within Team HOPE fill out the volunteer form. Or, you can contact Team HOPE at 866-305-4673 for more information. Learn more about Team HOPE.

Other ways to get involved

Everyone is responsible for child safety. Use any of the following resources to bring NCMEC to your community.

NCMEC employee, Russell, talks about the rewarding work of bringing NCMEC's child safety messages to communities.

Sign up to receive AMBER Alerts Join the Poster Partner Program Become a Corporate Photo Partner Display a Missing Children Banner on your website Participate in a campaign Join our social networks Make a donation

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