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Bud Veteran Volunteer

  • VO79138


Description

Bud is an interactive experience that encourages visitors to create their personal remembrance journey through exploring the exhibits. It is helping us keep remembrance relevant all year round.
As a Bud Veteran Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Bud project when Bud is in your area or visiting schools, voluntary groups etc. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below
Carrying out talks to groups (schools, girl guides, brownies, cubs, cadets etc.) members of the public and community organisations who are visiting Bud, or who you are visiting, actively engage with small groups of visitors, answering questions about Bud and remembrance, taking part in group discussions about the challenges – both positive and negative - faced by the Armed Forces community, to be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the Bud Team, encourage people to complete the on-board evaluation at end of visit, inform people of volunteering opportunities available through Bud project, support the staff team in set up and take down at visits and events. Support staff in the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors.

Organisation aims and objectives

Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to our Armed Forces community. We reach out to those who have served, those still serving, and their families at times of crisis and need by offering vital, practical advice, assistance and funding. We believe that those who serve or have served, whether regular or reserve, are deserving of our support to live life fully without disadvantage after service. No veteran should live without the prospect of employment, good health and a home, and we all have a part to play in achieving this.

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Restrictions

Experience required: Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an interest/experience in public speaking, have the ability to represent the organisation effectively to a wide range of external stakeholders and supporters including children and young people, are confident speaking in front of groups of adults and/or children, Are friendly and approachable, reliable and dependable, able to work with given instructions, are committed to equality and diversity, and be prepared to work within Poppyscotl
Travel details: Bud will be travelling across Scotland so the opportunities will happen when Bud is in your local area.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses are paid on a weekly basis and we pay public transport rates and mileage at 45p per mile.
Training details: We are developing e-learning modules at the moment, which will include induction etc.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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Last updated 6 months ago