A member of the public giving a donation to the Poppy Appeal

Volunteer at a City Poppy Day

Are you currently serving in the Armed Forces or Cadets?

Join us for a City Poppy Day – a collection day supported by members of the Armed Forces, all in aid of the Poppy Appeal for the Royal British Legion.

Help us raise crucial funds by collecting donations from the public in return for Poppy merchandise at one of our City Poppy Day locations throughout the day.

Just fill out the form below and a member of our team will be in touch. If you have any questions, please send us an email and we'll come back to you as soon as possible.

We’d like to reassure you that during the ongoing uncertainties surrounding coronavirus we will continue to monitor the situation and adapt how we work to follow government guidelines to ensure we do everything we can to keep our volunteers and wider public safe.

Please note, all collectors should be 16 years or over. Please contact us if you're under 16.

If you are not registering for a City Poppy Day and would like information about the Poppy Appeal, please email info@britishlegion.org.uk.

You can also find out more about the volunteer role itself below. 

Donations collector

Responsible for: Helping to raise vital funds for the Royal British Legion. We will provide various RBL stock items (poppies etc) that the public will give you cash/card donations for.

Location: Your City Poppy Day Organiser will confirm your location ahead of the day.

Hours required: This will vary at different City Poppy Days and will be dependent on specific locations. However, collections are approximately 7am – 7pm. Morning volunteers will ideally be needed before 7am to allow for briefings. Please do let us know if you are able to volunteer all day, or at specific time-period only. There will be plenty of breaks throughout the day.

General info: All details will be confirmed with you ahead of the City Poppy Day and you will receive a briefing on the day by your location supervisor. RBL will provide everything you require for your role.


We may get in touch with you directly to discuss this story further. 

Privacy statement

At the Royal British Legion Group we take your privacy seriously and we will only use the information you have provided on this form in order to contact you regarding our city Poppy Days. We are processing your data based on the legitimate interests of RBL, and will use the contact details you have provided to send you relevant information about volunteering at a city Poppy Day.

We will hold your personal data for up to 12 months after you apply if you do not become a city Poppy Day volunteer, or, if you become a volunteer, for up to 12 months after you stop being a volunteer. If you would like us to stop the processing of your personal information for the purposes of volunteering please speak to your RBL contact, or contact volunteersupport@britishlegion.org.uk or call 0345 845 1945.

This will not affect the personal information RBL may already hold about you and are processing for other purposes in other parts of the organisation, such as membership, Poppy Shop or in connection with donations.

For more information about how the Royal British Legion processes personal information and about your rights under the data protection law please see our Privacy Policy

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Not currently serving in the Armed Forces or Cadets?

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