Become a COP26 Volunteer

In November 2021, the UK will be hosting an international United Nations climate conference, known as “COP26”, in Glasgow.

Glasgow City Council has begun a recruitment drive for volunteers has begun and we have all you need to know to get involved.

What can you volunteer to do?

There are a number of roles you can do as a volunteer, including:

  • Accommodation Hub Team Member
  • Active Travel Route Team Member
  • Green Zone Team Member
  • Protocol & Special Events Team Member
  • Transport Hub Team Member – Airports or Train Stations

The duties involve vary depending on which role you are assigned but can involve being a point of contact for international delegates, helping attendees navigate the city, welcoming people to the event and providing support to help events run smoothly.

You can find out more about each role on the volunteer page of the website.

Are you eligible?

To volunteer, you need to:

  • Be aged 16 years or older on or before 27 October 2021
  • Be able to confidently communicate in English (although English does not need to be your first language) or British Sign Language
  • Be available to complete around 6 shifts between 28 October and 14 November
  • To be eligible to volunteer in the UK you must be a UK Citizen, have leave to remain, be seeking asylum or have Settled Status. If none of these apply then you require a Tier 5 (charity) visa.

How can you apply?

As a volunteer, you will undertake shifts during the period 28 October – 14 November, so if you want to apply, make sure you will be available during this period. You will do around six shifts during this time and will be invited to attend training ahead of these dates.

To apply to volunteer at COP26 register and fill out this online application form.

The application process is open until 31st March 2021.

More information

If you have any questions you have about the application process, contact: