Volunteers’ Voices

Karina’s Story

I was on the tube reading a copy of The Big Issue Magazine when I came across the advert looking for a Christmas volunteer. I…

Gabi’s Story

I came to the UK last year with my family from Romania. Soon after we arrived, I heard about The Big Issue through my church….

Carmen’s Story

Romanian Translation Volunteer, Bristol I came from Romania to the UK in December 2013 to do care work. After nine months, I became a Care…

Willow’s story

I first came into contact with The Big Issue during my childhood when my mum would buy a mag each week, we would struggle to…

Nina’s Story

“I am pleased to have been able to contribute to such a great organisation full of heart and dedication to helping others.” “Having bought many…

Tanya’s story

I first came across the trust fundraising role when browsing through The Big Issue Foundation website. The role came to my attention as I wanted…

Harmanjit’s story

I’ve always seen Big Issue Vendors dotted around my university. I’d never bothered to fully research or understand what The Big Issue Foundation was actually…

Molly’s Story

I came across a trust fundraising volunteer post at The Big Issue Foundation (TBIF) by fluke, when I was looking for summer jobs. I did…

Anna M-S’s Story

After finishing my degree in Sociology and Politics I found myself with a month left on my accommodation contract and far too much time on…