Poppy Scotland (Dumfries & Galloway)

Poppy Scotland (Dumfries & Galloway)

Charity registered in Scotland SC014096

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


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 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 • 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

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 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 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 773 622

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