Bud Veteran Volunteer

  • VO79150


Bud is Poppyscotland's brand new vehicle for exploration and learning - a truck that transforms into a mobile community space, comprising a mini poppy factory, micro-museum and with interactive learning opportunities.

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 participating in one of these key tasks: talks to groups (schools, 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; group discussions about the challenges - both positive and negative - faced by the Armed Forces community. You will also need to be flexible in the performance of the role and undertake duties requested by the Bud team; encourage people to complete the on-board evaluation at the end of the visit; inform people of volunteering opportunities available through Bud project; support the staff team in both set up and take down at visits and events, and the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors. You need not be a driver.

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.










This opportunity takes place both during term-time and school holidays.


Experience required: You need not be a driver.
Travel details: There are opportunities across Scotland and will be local to your area, whenever Bud is visiting. During the week Bud is at local primary or secondary schools, so there should be local transport links for the volunteer. All travel expenses will be reimbursed and depending on the length of the volunteering opportunity, lunch will also be provided.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport rates and mileage at 45p/mile are reimbursed weekly.
Training details: Poppyscotland are developing e-learning modules, which will be simple videos with a small quiz at the end. The Bud volunteer support coordinator and the rest of the team will be on hand at all times to offer support. Poppyscotland want their volunteers to enjoy their experience and you will be treated with respect at all times.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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