A recruitment drive has been launched to find volunteers for the United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP26 in Glasgow.
Around 1000 people are needed for the international summit, which will take place at the SEC from November 1-12 this year.
A variety of volunteer roles will be available in both Glasgow and Edinburgh, needed to provide information on the conference and the venues and supporting delegates staying in and travelling around the city.
The vital climate talks are expected to bring together the largest gathering of heads of state ever hosted in the UK, alongside climate experts and campaigners, to agree coordinated action to tackle the climate emergency.
Ahead of taking on their roles, volunteers will receive a workshop on sustainability from the UN and be given the training and tools required to carry out their roles successfully and confidently.
As part of the recruitment launch, local volunteering ambassadors from across the city have stepped up to be the face of the campaign and encourage others to get involved.
Leader of Glasgow City Council, Councillor Susan Aitken said: “Glasgow has firmly established itself among the best in the world at hosting world-class events and volunteers have long been at their centre. Our COP26 volunteers will provide delegates and visitors with our world-famous warm Glasgow welcome, ensuring they have the best possible experience.
“We are proud to be staging COP26 and I would encourage anyone interested in grasping this opportunity to step forward and be part of our volunteering team. You will be joining a collective of people who share your enthusiasm for the event, the cause and our vibrant city.”
COP26 President Alok Sharma said: “Time and time again we see the generosity of the great British public in making global events a triumph, and we are asking you to play a part in making COP26 a huge success.
“This is an exciting opportunity to volunteer in Glasgow and help us all tackle climate change.”
Anyone interested in volunteering is invited to step forward and submit their application at www.ukcop26.org/volunteer.
Applications are open now until Wednesday, 31 March.
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