Poppyscotland (Fife)

Charity registered in Scotland SC014096

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.

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. As a Bud Heritage 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 participating in one of these key tasks: talks to groups (schools, 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; group discussions about the challenges - both positive and negative - faced by the Armed Forces community. You will also need to be flexible in the performance of the role and undertake duties requested by the Bud team; encourage people to complete the on-board evaluation at the end of the visit; inform people of volunteering opportunities available through Bud project; support the staff team in both set up and take down at visits and events, and the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors.

The main part of the WW100 Exhibition is a visual interpretation of 100 stories of people and events for the first world war, created by 100 young people from across Scotland. The exhibition uses traditional printmaking techniques, combined with innovative technology. As a WW100 Volunteer you will support the delivery of the WW100 exhibition when it's in your area. This could see you any of: welcoming members of the public and groups visiting the exhibition on arrival; dealing politely and professionally with queries from those visiting; identifying any problems (both potential and actual) and informing the staff as they arise; maintaining and replenishing resources as required; assisting with evaluation of WW100 exhibition by encouraging feedback and collecting data; undertaking duties ad-hoc as requested by the exhibition team; supporting the staff team in setting up and down each day.