Climate Fringe is seeking Volunteers 

  • 04 Nov 2020
  • Written by Nick Cullen
  • Blog
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland are seeking between 2 and 4 volunteers to help us in our communications work related to the online events hub ‘The Climate Fringe’.
It is now a year until COP26 and in these coming months we need to build the momentum for action and change in Scotland and beyond.  SCCS is a coalition of  civil society groups including environmental and development charities, community groups, trade unions and faith groups, who have been campaigning on climate for over a decade. With COP26 now coming to Scotland we are preparing to host global civil society in Glasgow in November 2021 and we are also looking at how we can best support the vast array of activity taking place across wider civil society in these coming months.
In our work SCCS’s work takes a Climate Justice approach, ensuring that the voices of those most affected by climate breakdown are heard, and this informs our work in our communications and website. The Climate Fringe aims to create a platform for the work of the whole climate movement in Scotland to share their activities, events, training and other things.
The Roles:
We are seeking volunteers to help support our work delivering The Climate Fringe ( – our online events hub, and related activities including webinars, podcasts, blogs and other content.
The work we are doing is hugely varied and will suit people with a variety of skills including:
* social media and online events
* blogging and podcasting
* assisting groups with running events – including inductions on use of zoom and tech support
* graphic design/illustrating to help with events posters and publicity
* working to support community and grassroots groups on planning and promoting events
We know the value of being able to work together in person in a shared office, but due to the current situation the work will be delivered largely online from home. However we hope to be able to meet in person regularly where it is possible within the covid guidelines, and we hope that from Spring/Summer 2020 we will be working from a shared office, so we would particularly like volunteers who are based in Glasgow. However, for some of the more specialised roles we would be very happy to hear from people who are based remotely. When we cannot meet together in person we will have weekly team chats to collaborate and coordinate our work and catch up with each other’s news.
How much time?
We want these roles to sit easily alongside other things that you are doing and so we are happy to consider volunteers working anything from a half day a week to several days a week. In order for us to best support you it would be best if this is during the working week but some of the more specialist roles, evenings or weekends working would be fine.
What we can offer:
We will offer training and support related to the volunteer role. There will be a lot of variety and interest and a great team to become part of. These roles are a really exciting as an opportunity to be involved in work linked to the COP26 in Glasgow and to make a real difference
How to apply:
Please send answers to the following questions to [email protected]. If you have a CV please enclose this too
– What do you have to offer to the role? (outline the parts of the role you are most interested in and the experience, skills or knowledge that you have that make you suitable) – max 300 words
– What makes you most interested in the role? max 150 words
– How many hours/days a week would you be looking to volunteer – what days?
please email to [email protected] by 20 November 2020
  • Nick Cullen

    Nick is a past coordinator for the Climate Fringe platform and Climate Fringe Festival, working on strategy, website development and communications. He spent two years at SCCS in the lead up to COP26 and led on developing the Homestay Network, volunteering programme, COVID-19 safety, and many other aspects of logistics and operations in collaboration with the COP26 Coalition.