Help us by volunteering!

Volunteering can be so much more than just doing a good deed: It is a great way to develop skills, meet new people, get exercise, spend time outdoors, or even to mix up your routine.

We have lots of opportunities for volunteering and we need all the help we can get to change the lives of the 35,000 jobless disabled veterans out there. From volunteering to mentor our veterans into a job, to corporate team-building, challenge events and bucket-shaking – we need you! So take a look at the list of opportunities below and see if you would like to get involved.

How can I volunteer?

We run many events a year to raise awareness and vital funds for our service, many of which could not go ahead without our dedicated volunteers!

If you would like to help out, check out our events calendar and please get in touch. With roles from stewarding and bucket-­shaking to handing out leaflets and bar staff, our events are always fun.

You can commit as much or as little time as you want, so what are you waiting for? Get involved!

Go the extra mile and take on an unforgettable, life ­changing challenge event for The Poppy Factory!

We have places in mud runs, marathons, sky dives and other challenge events around the country, so get in touch if you want to get involved.

Great for team building or for just doing something out of the ordinary, our challenge events are for people from all walks of life and #TeamPoppyFactory will support you all the way. You can even set your own challenge as part of our 500 Challenge.

Check out our challenge events calendar

  • Interested in regular volunteering opportunities for a local charity?
  • Are you a good communicator?
  • Do you want to give something back to the Richmond community?

We require a handful of volunteers to support our Tour Guides when larger groups visit our historic factory in Richmond. We are flexible, and you can take on as many or as few tours as you want each month. Tours run twice-daily from Monday – Thursday at 10:30am and 1:30pm/2:00pm and consist of a 40-minute presentation and a 30-minute guided walking tour of our production area, followed by a brief spell in the gift shop on the till.

Find out more on our Current Vacancies page!

Resources for volunteers

Download our Volunteer Mentor Handbook

Please phone 020 8332 1205 or email for information on volunteering for a great cause.