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Poppy Scotland

Poppy Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC014096

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.


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 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

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

Known as 'Bud', the 18-tonne truck transforms into an interactive learning space and will travel to schools and events across the country in the coming years. First to have an opportunity to visit Bud were pupils from St Denis Primary School in Glasgow. Following this inaugural outing, Bud will travel the length and breadth of Scotland visiting schools and diverse communities. Not only will it interpret the heritage of the poppy but will host activities for groups to explore and share a contemporary understanding of remembrance, the nature of conflict and the poppy's role in modern Scottish society as a symbol of unity and hope. Exhibits within the mobile museum include historical artefacts, interactive displays and the moving stories of veterans and their families who have been supporte by Poppyscotland. Visitors of Bud will also have the opportunity to make their own poppy using the same method as the 34-strong team of disabled veterans at Lady Haig's Poppy factory in Edinburgh, who still hand-produce the five million poppies for the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal.

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