The Caroline Springs RSL is in need of volunteers for this year’s Poppy Appeal.

Caroline Springs RSL sub-branch president Andy Marshall said some new faces would go a long way to helping the branch achieve its goals.

“We need our community’s support to reach our goal. We would love to see more volunteers out there selling badges and be a part of helping to raise much-needed funds for veterans,” he said.

“We would welcome the support of anyone who has an hour or two of their time to donate to the appeal.

This could involve helping us pack poppies into trays, dropping our Poppy Appeal boxes off at local businesses or helping us sell poppies for an hour or two at the local shops.”

Membership officer Peter Burquest said extra hands will ease the load on current volunteers.

“We’re thinking even if we only got another half a dozen to a dozen people to give us a hand, it would really help make a difference,” Mr Burquest said.

“We’ve got enough to do the drive, but we risk burning people out if we don’t have a few more numbers.”

He said finding volunteers to help out had been a challenge in previous years.

“It’s been a problem to cover the areas we’d like to, so we’re pretty limited in what we can do.

“So this year we’re looking for a few people to give us an extra hand to reach our goal. That would great.”

To volunteer call: 9307 8072