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Outreach Volunteer

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Our volunteers work alongside staff to recruit and support Big Issue vendors. This is a varied role that can include liaising with other services; promoting The Big Issue and our vendors to the public; doing outreach to recruit people who are begging and to sell magazines to our vendors; and supporting vendors in the office, on their pitch and at events.

Organisation aims and objectives

Empowering vulnerable people throughout the UK providing an opportunity for income through the vending of a street paper.










A minimum of 3 hours a week to be discussed during an induction. We offer flexible shifts to suit the availability of our volunteers, as long as they are within our business hours of Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm.


Experience required: A keen interest in helping The Big Issue in our mission to dismantle poverty and create opportunity through self-help, social trading and business solutions. An ability to speak Spanish or Romanian would be very welcome but is not a requirement.
Travel details: 31 Queensferry Street, EH2 4QS and around Edinburgh city centre.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Lunch expenses for shifts over 4 hours (maximum of £3.50 with receipts) and travel cost of a £4 day ticket.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Training and induction will take place shortly after recruitment. The training is not certified.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago