PoppyScotland (Aberdeen)

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.

Poppyscotland is best known for running the iconic Scottish Poppy Appeal, but we work all year round to help those who have served, those still serving and their families receive the care and support they urgently need.

Current opportunities

*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 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 *Benefits for you: -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 A fantastic opportunity to help PoppyScotland and be part of the exciting Bud Project. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. *What’s next? For further information or to express your interest in this opportunity, please get in touch either *Online – www.poppybud.org.uk/volunteer , * Email – volunteer@poppybud.org.uk or *Phone – Sandra Comrie – 0141 773 6221.

Poppyscotland are looking for individuals, business, or community groups to organise the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal in Aberdeen. The poppy is the national symbol of Remembrance worn proudly by those who wish to support the Armed Forces community of Scotland in the build up to Remembrance Sunday. Your role will be to coordinate the Scottish Poppy Appeal, by organising deliveries to local schools, shops, and businesses, organising ‘staffed’ collections at busy locations such as supermarkets by building a network of collectors to support the Appeal and producing collection rotas and at the end of the Poppy Appeal ensuring all donations are collected in and paid into the banked so that they can fund Poppyscotland life changing Welfare programs for veterans, serving personnel and their families. A fantastic opportunity to help PoppyScotland. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Ian Jackson, Volunteer Development Officer at email: volunteer@poppyscotland.org.uk or tel.: 01315501597.