Missing Maps is an exciting project where students can directly contribute to the humanitarian work of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Working at a computer and using satellite imagery, volunteers map areas where aid organisations are responding to a humanitarian crisis. This mapping work is then checked and used directly by the charities for their work.

The volunteering is self-managed and you can do it anytime anywhere if you have an internet connection!   

For the DofE programme, students should inform their supervisor, keep a record of their time spent and also check their profile regularly which gives them all the details of their mapping activity (which is very rewarding to see) and indeed it is this final part which is the best 'evidence' for the school's DofE assessor. 

What skills do I need?

No skills required, just access to a laptop/computer and an internet connection. 

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Time is flexible and there are no set dates, volunteer when it is convenient for you - mapping projects are available 24/7. Start & End Date: Volunteers set their own start and end dates according to the length of their volunteering commitment. Volunteers must be prepared to manage themselves and record their time which their supervisor can then check and sign off. We would encourage a school or college to start a lunchtime club to help volunteers organise themselves.

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