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Poppyscotland (West Dunbartonshire)

Poppyscotland (West Dunbartonshire)

Charity registered in Scotland SC014096

Poppyscotland (The Earl Haig Fund Scotland) was founded in 1921 by Field Marshal Earl Haig, to provide practical help to ex-Service men, women and their dependants living in Scotland.

It is best known for organising the Scottish Poppy Appeal, which is held each year in November. Other fundraising activities are also held throughout the year to raise funds.
Money raised is spent in the following ways:

  • providing direct financial assistance to veterans and their dependants;
  • funding an advice service, including pension claims and appeals;
  • supporting the employment of veterans with disabilities in Lady Haig's Poppy Factory, Edinburgh; and
  • providing grants and research to organisations that deliver specialist support to veterans in Scotland.

Current opportunities

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 Heritage Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Bud project when Bud is in your area. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below: Welcome members of the public and groups (schools, girl guides, brownies, cubs, cadets etc.) visiting Bud on their arrival To deliver activities both indoor and outdoor as planned by the Bud team To assist with evaluation of Bud by encouraging feedback and collecting data To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the Bud team 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

The major part of the Exhibition is a visual interpretation of 100 stories of people and events of WWI which has been created by 100 young people from across Scotland. The exhibition uses traditional printmaking techniques combined with innovative technology. About the opportunity: As a WW100 Volunteer you will support the delivery of the WW100 exhibition when it is in your area. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below: Welcome members of the public and groups visiting WW100 exhibition on their arrival Deal with queries from those visiting WW100 exhibition in a polite and professional manner To identify any problems (both potential and actual) and to inform WW100 exhibition staff as they arise To maintain and replenish resources as required To assist with evaluation of WW100 exhibition by encouraging feedback and collecting data To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the WW100 exhibition team Support the staff team setting up and down each day

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