Get Involved

Many of those that volunteer for charity work with The Big Issue Foundation come to us because of a personal connection with their regular vendor, the relationship that is established and the positive feelings that come from supporting someone who is engaged in one of the toughest jobs in the country. For many supporters this initial relationship is the start of a journey and we have an extensive menu of opportunities to get involved and do a little more to help support people who are homeless. Big Issue vendors are at the heart of our work and our engagement programme is geared towards including them in as many activities as possible.


Take part in, or organise, a whole range of events to raise money to help us to support the homeless and vulnerably housed vendors across the UK.

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Volunteering with The Big Issue is a great way to develop your skills, meet new people and work as part of an enthusiastic team.

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Working with The Big Issue allows you to align your business with a highly visible and respected social brand.

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We’ve created some easy to use resources ideal for assemblies or class talks for KS2 (ages 8 to 11) and KS3 (ages 12 to 16).


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Youth Groups

Take part in, or organise, a Big Sleep Out with your youth group to raise money to support our work and to increase awareness of the hardships of sleeping rough.

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Raise funds online

Browsing online? Whether you are uploading a video, looking to recycle your car, or shopping online at your favourite store, you can raise a free donation for The Big issue Foundation.

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