Volunteering with Poppyscotland makes a real difference to the Armed Forces community.

Volunteering on board Bud is a unique, interactive and fun opportunity to gain experience working with young people and our supporting staff with informative sessions and learning more about the work of Poppyscotland.

Benefits of volunteering on Bud


  • Learn new skills
  • Enhance your knowledge of Poppyscotland, the poppy and Scottish heritage.
  • Increase confidence and self esteem
  • Meet new people
  • Contribute to your local community

Type of Volunteers


Bud Heritage Volunteers support staff in the set up and management of Bud, supporting our visitors around the exhibits.


Bud Veteran Volunteers deliver informative talks with visitors to Bud and in their local area before/after the visit. Ex-Service personnel share their own thoughts on life in the Forces and encourage discussions with young people.

Bud Volunteer Training Module

Bud travels to events and schools across the whole of Scotland.  You could be ready to volunteer on Bud by watching our informative and interactive Bud Volunteer Training Module. It should take around 30 minutes to complete followed by a short survey.  Simply complete the form below and we will be in touch with the details of how to access the module.


Join our team on board Bud in your local area.

Contact us to learn more about completing the Bud Volunteer Training Module.

For more information on volunteering please download our Volunteer Handbook.

Join our team on board Bud in your local area. Contact us to learn more.

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    We will use the contact details you have provided to process your enquiry and in order to provide a reply, where appropriate. If consent has been given above will may also contact you relating to other Poppyscotland activities we feel would be of interest to you. We will not share your data and promise to keep your personal information safe and secure. We will hold your personal data for 36 months OR until you withdraw your consent. If you would like to withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal information please contact enquiries@poppyscotland.org.uk.

“Thoroughly enjoyed my experience on Bud. It was a great opportunity to learn more about the work of Poppyscotland whilst interacting with passionate staff and enthusiastic pupils.”