Volunteers’ Voices

Big Issue Foundation volunteer Karina

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…

Big Issue Foundation staff member Gabi holding an award

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….

Big Issue Foundation Romanian Translation volunteer Carmen in Bristol

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…

Big Issue Foundation volunteer Willow

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…

Big Issue Foundation volunteer Nina sitting at desk and holding Big Issue magazine

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…

Big Issue Foundation volunteer Tanya

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…

Big Issue Foundation volunteer Harmanjit standing in an office

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…

Big Issue Foundation volunteer Molly

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…