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International family tracing

The reunion of mother and daughter

When families are separated by war or disaster, we search for lost loved ones. You can be an invaluable member of the team that helps to reunite families.

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After we lost touch I truly thought [my mother] was dead. The Red Cross did the most amazing thing and words can’t describe how it felt when I found out she was still alive.”
Amuun Mohamoud, who had to leave her mother in a refugee camp

Typical roles include:

International family tracing admin support volunteer 

You would provide crucial administrative support for the teams involved in tracing separated family members. You could be maintaining databases, typing correspondence and assisting with case reviews.

Caseworker volunteer

In this role you could be interviewing people who have lost contact with their families due to armed conflict, political upheaval, natural disasters or migration. You might carry out local searches and research to find people in the UK.

Interpreter volunteer

In this role you could use your language skills to interview people who have lost contact with a relative because of war or disaster. Trace missing relatives and send messages overseas on behalf of families who cannot communicate with our caseworkers in English.

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