Applications are now closed to be a COP26 Volunteer.

If you have applied, you can keep up-to-date with your application via the Volunteer Portal.

Find out about other ways to get involved in COP26.


The COP26 Volunteer Team will be sending out regular newsletters and communications via the Volunteer Portal, which will include information on the next stages of selection as well as other ways to get involved in COP26.

For reference you can still download a copy of our FAQs and Uniform Size Guide.

Please refer to the FAQs for any information about the programme, roles available and the application process going forward.

10,000 apply to extend Glasgow’s world-famous warm welcome through volunteering at COP26.

More than 10,000 people applied to volunteer for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP26, with many eager to provide participants and media visiting from nations and territories around the world with the famous warm Glasgow welcome.

Including Glaswegian father and son Navneet (44) and Aayush (16), who were among those to apply.

Sense of purpose

Monica Allen, a 22-year-old Glasgow Caledonian University student from Wishaw, said: “Volunteering has made me who I am today. I’ve been able to connect with others, develop as a person and build my self-esteem through volunteering.”

Monica, who is studying for a Masters in Social Innovation at Glasgow Caledonian University and is one of the Student Association’s Ethical and Environmental Officers, has run swap shops and held a walking week. She added: “I love connecting with like-minded people and giving back to society through volunteering.”

COP26 ambassadors share their passion for volunteering

As the countdown to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference – COP26 – continues, Glasgow City Council’s volunteer team are working through the 10,000 applications submitted from people keen to provide participants and media visiting from nations and territories around the world with the famous warm Glasgow welcome.

Among those who stepped forward to play a part in the milestone event this November are local volunteering ambassadors, who have encouraged others to get involved and are sharing their volunteering knowledge, passion and insight on the road to COP.

Making connections

Jim Holmes, a retired engineering instructor from Clarkson most enjoys “meeting new challenges and people”.

He said: “I really enjoy being involved in every aspect of volunteering. I get companionship and a real sense of excitement out of volunteering – a great combination!”

Volunteering in one word

We asked our many ambassador to sum up their experience of volunteering in one word.

Invigorating, fun and rewarding were just some of the words that came to mind!…

Photograph of COP26 Volunteer Scott

Whether you want to gain new skills and experiences or represent the city that you love, volunteering at COP26 is the opportunity for you.



Photograph of COP26 Volunteer Karen

Volunteering at COP26 is a once in a lifetime experience.



For those who have applied to be a COP26 Volunteer, please check your Volunteer Portal for regular updates, or direct any questions to:


Phone 0141 276 7728