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Volunteer opportunity description

Could you be a Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Organiser? Whether you have lots of time spare or just a few hours, we have lots of ways for you to get involved and be part of our nationwide Poppy Team!

We are looking for a Poppy Appeal Organiser to co-ordinate the Poppy Appeal locally, in particular in South East London and to cover the Selsdon (Croydon area) or Sydenham / North Sydenham (Lewisham area).

Being a Poppy Appeal Organiser is a great way to meet new people and make a real difference to members of the Armed Forces, ex-Service men and women (veterans), their families and dependants.

Responsibilities are varied and could include:

1 - Contacting schools, businesses and stations to arrange delivery of poppies and tins.
2 -  Recruiting and organising collectors.
3 - Organising all year round fundraising events from talent shows or jumble sales to bake offs and raffles.
4- Campaigning for the Poppy Appeal to raise awareness in the local area e.g. contacting local media to boost publicity.
5 - Ordering stock from our warehouse.
6 - Preparing and delivering poppies and tins then ensuring they are collect safely.
7 - Organising street collections, giving talks to schools and organising the counting and banking of donations.

In return you will receive on-going support and training from the Community Fundraiser for South East London through meetings, phone and email contact, and training seminars. You'll also be provided with all the materials you need from donations pots, t-shirts and plenty of poppies.

Please do let us know if you are interested in this role. If the position is already filled in your area of choice we will look to accommodate you as best we can. Here at The Royal British Legion there is always something to be done and we would love to have you on our team.



We require someone with

  • Good communication and organisational skills.
  • Numeracy skills for counting of collections.
  • A get up and go attitude who is approachable and polite.
  • A Driving Licence would also be desirable but not essential.

Please note that this role will require you to be available during the Poppy Appeal which takes place from Saturday 28th October 2017 to Sunday 12th November 2017.

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


About the organisation

The Royal British Legion London Poppy Appeal

Jemma Cottam-Verbruggen
Community Fundraiser South East London
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