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Poppy Appeal volunteers

Each year hundreds of thousands amazing volunteers help us raise millions of pounds during our Poppy Appeal.

We really couldn’t do it without them!

City Poppy Day Volunteers

Join us for a City Poppy Day - a collection day supported by members of the Armed Forces. 

You can get involved at a Poppy Day near you at the one of the following locations:

  • Birmingham - 5 November
  • Bristol - 6 November
  • London - 31 October
  • Leeds - 30 October
  • Manchester - 7 November

Both civilian collectors and service personnel can volunteer to get involved at our City Poppy Days. Follow the links below to sign up:

Poppy Appeal Collector

Our Poppy Appeal Collectors are the face of the Legion during the Poppy Appeal and help collect donations whilst distributing thousands of Poppies across the country.

As a Poppy Appeal Collector you are raising vital funds, helping us to provide lifelong support for the Armed Forces Community.

Our Poppy Appeal runs during October-November each year. Download the Poppy Appeal Collector role description to find out more.

Please note that applications for this year's Poppy Appeal are now closed.

Poppy Appeal Organiser

Our Poppy Appeal Organisers (and their deputies,) along with our Community Fundraisers, plan and organise our Poppy Appeal in local areas throughout the year.

As a Poppy Appeal Organiser you will promote and organise the fundraising campaign in your area and build a community of volunteers to help with the appeal. Download the Poppy Appeal Organiser role description or the Deputy Poppy Appeal Organiser role description to find out more before applying online

Poppy Appeal volunteers

“For two full weeks I get to talk to some really amazing people from all walks of life”

“For two full weeks I get to talk to some really amazing people from all walks of life”

Other ways to get involved

There are also other ways to get involved during the Poppy Appeal:

  • Drivers (with their own cars) to deliver and pick up collection boxes from shops and offices.
  • Office volunteers to help us respond to calls and emails requesting poppies and collection boxes, or from other people wanting to volunteer.
  • ‘Counting’ team members to help with counting and banking the money collected.

Group volunteers

Volunteering together is a great way of having fun while supporting us. There are many opportunities to get involved as a group during our Poppy Appeal.

Who can get involved?

  • Universities, colleges or schools
  • Cadet Groups
  • Community Groups
  • Through your employer

If your group is interested please contact volunteersupport@britishlegion.org.uk

For all our volunteer roles, successful applicants will be provided with an induction and expert training.

Other volunteering roles

We have a range of volunteering roles across the country

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