Texas Center for the Missing relies regularly on the support and generosity of our caring volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with Texas Center for the Missing, look over the opportunities below and then contact us with your information and preferred volunteer role. We will be happy to work with you to find the best fit for your skills and our needs!
All Texas Center for the Missing volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and all volunteers must undergo a criminal background check prior to their participation in any volunteer activities.
Booth Volunteer: Staff a booth at a health fair, festival, or mall while handing out child identification kits and abduction prevention information. These events occur across the Greater Houston Area typically on Saturdays.
Lunch and Learn Host: If you work for a business in the Houston area, consider hosting an informative Lunch and Learn during which we will provide a free, 45-minute child safety presentation and related literature. Lunch and Learn Hosts are responsible for setting up a meeting room space, providing lunch, and advertising the event within the company.
Run for a Reason Runner / Fundraiser: Join the Texas Center for the Missing Running Team during the annual Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Half Marathon by becoming a Run for a Reason Fundraise for Registration or HEROes Registration participant. You can also choose to skip the marathon and simply become a Fundraiser if running isn’t your thing! Learn more about our race opportunities at the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Program.
Special Events Volunteer: Work at one of Texas Center for the Missing’s fundraising events. Each year, we host a Golf Challenge for Children charity golf tournament and a Champions for Children gala-style evening event in the Houston area. Ideal volunteers will be able-bodied to assist in the moving of supplies and equipment, while also possessing a professional and sociable demeanor. Snag a Amberfest Volunteer Shirt or Golf Tee here!
Amber Alert Partner: Amber Alert Partners are corporations, businesses, government agencies, community groups, and non-profit organizations that actively participate in the Amber Alert program through quickly sharing and consciously searching for this missing child who is a part of an active Amber Alert. This program is ideal for companies with lots of drivers or other business individuals who frequently spend time in public or on the road. Learn how to Become an Amber Alert Partner.
Board Member: Serve on Texas Center for the Missing’s Board of Directors. Prospective Board Members will go through a review and election process before serving for a two-year term (3-term limit). Learn how to Become a Board Member.
Emerging Leaders Member: Join our professionals group, the Emerging Leaders, who plan annual fundraising and social activities in support of Texas Center for the Missing. Learn more and get involved with the Emerging Leaders.
Internet Safety Trainer: Our Internet Safety presentations are multi-media presentations provided to children, teens, and parents – each group has its own safety education component, interactive computer screens, handouts, and identification kits. Presenters must undergo a 3-hour training and be flexible in time and location for performances. Sign-up for an upcoming Training to become an Internet Safety Trainer.