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Bud Veteran Volunteer

  • VO79735
  • One-off volunteering


About Bud:

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

Organisation aims and objectives

To relieve suffering, hardship and distress and to promote the relief of need and to promote education: among persons, who have at any time served with any branch of the naval, military and air forces of the Crown and allied nursing services.










Whenever Bud is in your area. 4hrs


The only restriction for this opportunity is that the person has to be 16yrs and over with no criminal offences
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
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: The volunteer will be fully supported while on Bud with the staff and by myself remotely. Induction will be through e-learning which we are currently in the process of having developed and on-going training opportunities will be available for any volunteer should they wish it.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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