"I have been a Big Issue volunteer for 2 days a week for the past six months. I am a recent graduate. I always fancied working in the homelessness sector but volunteering was a great way to see if it is what I wanted to do" After volunteering for 5 months Rachel applied for and has gained a part time job with a homelessness charity and continues to volunteer with the big issue as she says "You feel like you are making a difference. I love it. During my time at the big issue I have seen a vendor move from being a rough sleeper to gaining a construction license and a full time job. To follow him through his journey has been great"
Volunteering with The Big Issue is a great way to develop your skills, meet new people and work as part of an enthusiastic team.
Keeping The Big Issue running efficiently is a big job and, as they say, many hands make light work.
From administrative support to street based outreach, there are many ways in which you can support the work of The Big Issue. We are always looking for reliable and helpful volunteers and are flexible with any hours you can spare.
So why not get involved, make good use of your skills & learn new ones, while at the same time helping one of the most vulnerable groups of people in the UK?
- help organise or participate in a fundraising event
- help out at your local distribution office
- help out at our Head Offices in London and Glasgow
- raise funds and awareness in your area
- volunteer as a member of our London street team, you can apply here
- learn about our volunteer work on the streets.
Alternatively, if you have a special skill or would like to support our work in a specific role, call us on 0207 526 3400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.