Volunteers wanted to give Glasgow welcome to COP26 summit

20/01/2021 12:58
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A recruitment drive is being launched to find volunteers for the UN climate conference in Glasgow. 

About a thousand people are needed to help the delegates and visitors in and around the event which is being staged in the city. 

The international summit is due to take place at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) on 1 - 12 November 2021. 

The vital climate talks are expected to bring together the largest gathering of heads of state ever hosted in the UK. 

The volunteer programme is similar to the Commonwealth Games in 2014 when 15,000 people donned the distinctive red and white uniforms of the Clydesiders. 

This time, only 1,000 volunteers are needed, with the event centred on a single venue, but some of those roles will also be in Edinburgh where delegates are expected to arrive and stay.

The UN will stage workshops on sustainability for the volunteers ahead of the conference.

Applications will be open from Wednesday and close on 31 March. 

Volunteer roles in both cities include providing information on the conference and the venues, supporting delegates staying in and travelling around the city, and promoting the best of what Glasgow and Scotland has to offer.

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