Bud Veteran Volunteer

  • VO79157


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.

About the opportunity:

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

Benefits for you:

 Carrying out a range of interesting and rewarding duties
 Having access to appropriate training for the role
 You will have the opportunity to meet a wide range of new people
 Building on your existing skills and developing new ones
 Being part of a friendly, committed team
 Attending local events

• The process is that they go onto the bud website www.poppybud.org.uk and fill in the small registering an interest form, from there, there will be an informal chat and then full application will be sent with references, once references are received and e-learning completed then they can volunteer.

What’s next?
For further information or to express your interest in this opportunity, please get in touch:
Online – www.poppybud.org.uk/volunteer
Email – volunteer@poppybud.org.uk
Phone – Sandra Comrie – 0141 773 6221

Organisation aims and objectives

Poppyscotland’s welfare services have been established on the following principles: We believe in early intervention, stopping a problem becoming a crisis We believe in empowering individuals, giving them the means to regain control of their lives We believe in a holistic approach, not simply problem-solving but identifying and addressing root causes We believe in a local response, national service standards that are tailored to meet local needs, ensuring no one is disadvantaged by virtue of where they live We believe in collaboration, working with others to achieve the best outcome for beneficiaries We believe in an evidence-led approach, where services are developed on the basis of sound, empirical evidence We believe in sustainability, ensuring our services have long-lasting impact


Experience required: This opportunity will suit you well if you:  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 a
Travel details: Volunteering with Bud will be flexible and dependable on where Bud is located, we hope to have local volunteers across Scotland that we can rely upon when required.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Training details: • We are in the process at the moment of developing e-learning, which will consist of small videos and quizzes, I will get in touch when this is fully developed. Also the volunteer will be fully support by the team on Bud.

Last updated 4 months ago