How can I get involved?

Host a guest

Do you live in Scotland’s Central Belt? Can you help us host the international climate movement?

We have created an online homesharing platform to connect people in Scotland to those travelling to Glasgow for COP26.

A little like Couchsurfing, but specifically for COP26, those in and around Glasgow can list their sofa or spare room, and then be matched with a guest who needs a place to stay in November. It’s an affordable, sustainable and inspiring way to house thousands of activists while connecting them to communities here in Scotland.

We need as many people as possible to sign up as hosts right now – spring 2021. If you live in Scotland’s Central Belt, and have a spare room during November, we’re asking you to help us!

To become a host, visit humanhotel.com/cop26/ to sign up and list your space. More instructions can be found here.

Because our platform has just launched, we’re also collecting feedback on how to make it even better. If you’d like to give us your feedback while signing up, please fill out this survey. Thanks!

Our homesharing platform is a joint project between the COP26 Coalition, Stop Climate Chaos Scotland and Human Hotel.

 

Offer your venue or space

Do you own or run a venue in Glasgow? Do you want to be part of the biggest festival for climate justice in Scotland’s history?

We want to hear from venues of any shape and size – from community cafes, places of worship, church halls, civic and community centres, art studios, exhibition spaces, corporate venues and music halls – who can help us with our vision. 

We need venues for:

  • Civil Society Convergence Spaces (we have some, but we need more large scale venues, particularly with smaller spaces that can be used as meeting rooms)
  • Crash pad accommodation spaces
  • Meeting room spaces that organisations can book out for their use during COP
  • Office spaces / desks that the COP26 Coalition members can use for organising
  • Events of all kinds
  • Gigs and shows
  • Art exhibitions

If you’d like to help us, please fill out this short form giving a few details about what you can offer, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

 

Volunteer with us

We will need a number of enthusiastic volunteers to make our November plans possible, from running Convergence Spaces across Glasgow, to stewarding at our mass mobilisations, to helping run our hybrid online and in person Global Gathering for Climate Justice. 

We will be launching our call out for volunteers later on in spring 2021. To be the first to know about the volunteering opportunities we’ll have on offer, please sign up to the Rising Clyde newsletter that comes out once a month.

 

Join a Working Group in the COP26 Coalition

The COP26 Coalition is always looking for enthusiastic people and organisations to help us in our work. We have different working groups that focus on different aspects – for example, the Logistics Working Group looks at things like sourcing venues and accommodation, and the Mobilisations Working Group is organising the November mobilisations across the UK. A full list of working groups can be found on our about page

To join a Working Group, contact us here about how you’d like to get involved and what you’d like to work on.

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