FAQs about volunteering

Q. How much time will I have to volunteer for?

A. The simple answer is as much as you can give! It really depends on the type of role you take on. The role of Scottish Poppy Appeal Area Organiser is more involved and will take up more time in October and November depending on the size of the area. A collector or helper may only volunteer for a couple of hours every year but it can be considerably more.

Q. What volunteering opportunities do you have?

A. You can find a list of vacant areas for Scottish Poppy Appeal Area Organisers by clicking here. However, most of our volunteering opportunities are for collectors who are essential to our work and are needed in almost every area of Scotland.

Q. What happens now?

A. You will be sent out a volunteer pack in the post in the next few days. This includes more information and an application form. You should return the application form to us as quickly as possible. Once this has been processed we will put you in touch with your local Scottish Poppy Appeal Area Organiser.

Q. Who will I be put in touch with?

A. You will most likely be put in touch with your local volunteer Scottish Poppy Appeal Area Organiser.

Q. Am I too young to volunteer?

A. You can volunteer with us if you are aged 14 and over. However, those aged 14 to 18 will have to ask their parent or carer to complete the application form on their behalf and act as the contact.

Q. How do I find out more?

A. Poppyscotland has an in-depth volunteer charter which goes into considerable detail about volunteering. You can download a copy by clicking here

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