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British Red Cross
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies. We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities.

Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organisations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people. Missing Maps is a collaborative project founded by the British Red Cross, American Red Cross, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team and Medicins Sans Frontieres.


Step One - Remote volunteers trace satellite imagery into OpenStreetMap Step Two - Community volunteers add local detail such as neighbourhoods, street names, and evacuation centres Step Three - Humanitarian organisations use mapped information to plan risk reduction and disaster response activities that save lives

Who will the volunteers be working with?
This is a remote role on a collaborative project.
It is no problem if you have never mapped before - it doesn't take long to learn. We offer full training online for this role.

Time commitment

You can give as much time as you can to supporting the project - you'll have your own profile so you'll be able to see the contributions you have made.

UCL Departments

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.