Poppy collection organiser and collectors needed in preparation for 2017 Remembrance period

What is the role: Poppy appeal collection organiser and volunteer poppy collectors poppy-box

When does the volunteering take place: Mainly from October – November during the Remembrance period

Where does the volunteering take place: As a charity we are always looking for Poppy Appeal Organisers. The areas that need organisers are Stadhampton and Thame. You do not need to live in these areas to collect in them.

What the role involves: Raise vital funds for the Royal British Legion’s mission by organising and conducting the Poppy Appeal in your designated area, working in support and under the guidance of the local Community Fundraiser (CFR) and others appointed to assist.

Why you should sign up to this role: With the increasing military veteran population requiring support from the Royal British Legion, volunteers are needed more and more to help veterans live as independently as possible, safe in the knowledge that there is support 24/7.  By becoming a Poppy Appeal Volunteer organising the Poppy Appeal and other fundraising events locally you show that you care for the future of service personnel and their families to: “Live on in memory of the Fallen and the future of the Living”

Skills required for this role: 

In general, for the role of Poppy collectors we are looking for individuals who are reliable and trustworthy.

In terms of the Poppy Appeal Organiser we hope to find someone who has good organisational abilities, can enthuse and motivate others, delegate tasks where necessary and build and maintain relationships.  We would expect you to:

  • Have empathy with the Armed Forces community
  • Be committed to the Legion’s vision, mission and values
  • Have experience of planning and coordinating materials and people
  • Be confident when dealing with and accounting for money
  • Be able to build productive relationships with others
  • Be able to communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing
  • Be a confident and regular user of computers, the internet and email
  • Hold a full driving licence and have use of a suitable vehicle

Because of the requirements of the Poppy Appeal Organiser role we may require you to supply the names of two referees and may ask that we carry out other checks before we confirm you in your role.

You will be reimbursed for reasonable out of pocket expenses agreed in advance with the Volunteer Co-ordinator.

How to find out more about the role: On line at the Legion Website www.britishlegion.org.uk or contact your local Royal British Legion Branch or Community Fundraiser. Contact details for the British Legion in Oxfordshire can be found here