Volunteering

We need more volunteers. We need you!

However much time you can give, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved as a volunteer and make a difference. 

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Poppyscotland. Their support for the Scottish Poppy Appeal, and at other year-round fundraising events, means we can make a life-changing difference to our Armed Forces community. 

If you can volunteer, you'll be joining a team that covers every city, every town and every village in Scotland. A team that helps us pin over two million poppies onto coats, jackets and jumpers across Scotland. And by putting a collection tin in your hand, we can raise up to 50 times more!!

Whether you have the time to organise a whole area or a single supermarket, or simply a few hours here and there to collect, take a look at the different ways you can volunteer below.

Volunteer as an Area Organiser

Find out more about volunteering as a Poppy Appeal Area Organiser, where you will have the responsibility for coordinating the Poppy Appeal in your area.
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Volunteer as a Supermarket Organiser

Supermarket Organisers are our volunteers who work with their local supermarket staff to coordinate collections in-store during the appeal.
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Volunteer outside the Poppy Appeal

We’re looking for positive, sociable people to work with us to deliver fundraising events in your local area.
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Collect in your local area

Whether you have only a few hours, a few days or more, there are plenty of opportunities to hold a box of poppies and a tin, and collect for the Poppy Appeal in your local area.
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Volunteering roles

We need you!

Apply online here

Volunteering FAQs

Why volunteer?

You’ll be joining a team that covers every city, every town and every village in Scotland. A team that helps us pin over two million poppies onto Scotland’s coats, jackets and jumpers. And by putting a Scottish Poppy Appeal tin in your hand, we can raise up to 50 times more.

What volunteering opportunities do you have?

Please get in touch to find out about vacant areas for Scottish Poppy Appeal Area Organisers and Supermarket Organisers.

Most of our volunteering opportunities are for collectors who are essential to our work and are needed in almost every area of Scotland. This type of role offers the most flexibility in terms of ad hoc hours and days. 

Please contact us and we can find the best volunteering opportunity to suit you.

I’m up for volunteering! What’s the next step?

Apply online 

  • Please fill in our online volunteer application form here. 
  • Read our Poppyscotland Volunteer Pack, this includes more information on volunteering for us and an application form. You should return the application form to us as quickly as possible.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Ian Jackson, our Volunteer Development Officer. Call 07458 003 529 or email volunteer@poppyscotland.org.uk.

Once your application has been processed, we will contact you and take it from there!

How old must I be to volunteer?

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

How much time will I need to invest in volunteering?

The simple answer is as much as you can! Whether it’s a few hours, a few days or more, every penny you are able to raise will help fund our vital services. 

How do I find out more?

We have an in-depth Volunteering FAQ (in PDF format) as well as Volunteer Charter which goes into considerable detail about volunteering. Visit our Volunteer Library to find out more.

Alternatively, we are happy to chat through any queries you may have. Please use the contact details at the top of the page to get in touch.

Watch our short film to see why our volunteers come back year after year!
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Volunteer today

Make a huge difference to the lives of those in need in the Armed Forces community, and make a difference to your own life too.

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