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How to Become a Volunteer to Help Find Missing Children

Watch more How to Help Others videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Volunteer to help find missing children with these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Go to the NCMEC website Go to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, or NCMEC, website to find online and on-site volunteer opportunities. Step 2: Join a missing child poster program Join a missing child poster program through NCMEC or the Polly Klaas Foundation. You'll receive missing child poster e-mail alerts. Print the posters. Distribute them in your community. Step 3: Contact an NCMEC regional office Contact an NCMEC regional office near you for information on local volunteer opportunities. Office phone numbers are available at the NCMEC website. Tip If you are a retired law enforcement professional, you can join project ALERT and be trained by the NCMEC to assist in missing children cases. Step 4: Place a missing child link on your website Place a missing child organization link or banner on your personal or company website, or on your social network page. Tip You can get missing child fax alerts sent to your business by the ADAM program, sponsored by Lexis-Nexis and the NCMEC. Step 5: Participate in a local search Participate in a missing child on-foot search in your community. Help with a crime scene, door-to-door, or grid search. Prepare meals for volunteers. Step 6: Become a volunteer coordinator Become a volunteer coordinator, especially if you're close to the missing child's family. Keep a running list of volunteers. Contact local groups for help. However you get involved, know that you are doing your part to help missing children find their way home. Did You Know? In 1981, John Walsh's son was abducted. His show _America's Most Wanted_ has helped bring home over 50 missing children.
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