Volunteer for us

Whether you’re interested in helping out with office admin, or supporting us during a fundraising event volunteering with The Big Issue Foundation is a great way to develop your skills and meet new people whilst simultaneously helping to make a difference to the lives of hundreds of Big Issue vendors across the UK.

Our current volunteering opportunities are below:

If you are interested in any of the opportunities above, please click on the link and complete the web form.

Reasons to volunteer

All our volunteers have their own motivations for being part of The Big Issue Foundations team but here’s just some of the reasons why you should sign up

  • A chance to work in a friendly team, to make new friends and meet a diverse group of people
  • The opportunity to make an invaluable contribution to our work of The Big Issue Foundation
  • The time to develop your confidence and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to gain valuable transferable skills and work experience
  • A way to boost your CV – it’s a tangible achievement to highlight

Meet our volunteers

Want to know what’s involved? Meet our volunteers to find out about their stories and why they volunteer with us.

Hear from our volunteers

“I really enjoyed the community atmosphere and the freedom given to the volunteers”

“The whole experience was very positive – it is one that keeps me coming back!”

“The pre-event information sent to the volunteers was concise, timely and informative”

“It was very enjoyable and rewarding – a lovely atmosphere”

You’ll make a big difference

Our volunteers are well-loved by our supporters too…

“The volunteers were amazing and enthusiastic at all rest stops throughout The Big Night Walk”
“I was blown away by the amazing service and support by the incredible volunteers”
“All the staff and volunteers on The Big Night Walk were incredibly enthusiastic and supportive”
“The enthusiasm and great welcome at each rest stop on The Big Night Walk made the evening so much better and was really encouraging”