OPPORTUNITY: Join the COP26 Local Champions Network

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  • Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups


#YSHive is looking for young people from across Scotland aged 11-25, to be part of The COP26 Climate Co-Design Group as Local Champions.

Project information
πŸŽ‚ 11 to 26 Years
πŸ“… September 2021 - March 2022
πŸ—ΊοΈ Anywhere in Scotland

About the COP26 Local Champions Network

Young Scot, Keep Scotland Beautiful and YouthLink Scotland are working with the Scottish Government to deliver a programme of youth co-design and engagement centered around COP26 which is due to take place in November 2021.

This programme aims to ensure that young people play a key role within the work that is done in Scotland relating to COP26 and in Scotland’s response to the climate emergency by increasing awareness of climate change and supporting young people to get involved with climate action and decision making locally, nationally, and globally

As part of the programme, young people across Scotland will have the opportunity to get involved through the COP26 Local Champions Network. We are looking to recruit ten local champions in each local authority area across Scotland, creating a network of 320 youth climate activists to raise awareness of COP26 for young people at a local level and highlight youth climate action across their local community and promote it nationally.
Applications will close on the 30th of September 2021 at 11.59pm
Email us on YSHive@young.scot if you have any questions or would like to know more - we are happy to help!

Organisation aims and objectives

Young Scot is the national youth information and citizenship charities for young people age 11-26 in Scotland. #YSHive volunteers are system-changer and influencers, tackling Scotland’s toughest challenges and issues that matter most to young people.











Experience required: You will be supported to develop a deeper understanding of climate related issues through climate change training from our partners Youthlink Scotland and Keep Scotland Beautiful. You don’t need any experience to apply to become a COP26 Local Champion, but it would be great if you had an interest in at least one of these areas: - Volunteering - Making voices of young people heard - Organising events - Climate change, COP26 and climate action/activism - Promoting equality
Travel details: We are happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable all young people to take part, and there will be an opportunity when you apply to tell us about any support or adjustments you need to contribute fully.
Minimum age: 11
Maximum age: 26


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: You will be supported by your Local Authority.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: If we have more applicants than there are spots in your local authority, you may be invited for an informal interview. Once your space is confirmed you will be contacted by a youth worker in your local area.
Training details: As a local champion you will be able to access training and opportunities through the #YSHive volunteering network.

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Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.