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Youth Volunteer Opportunities at the Innovation Zone at COP28, Dubai


Youth Volunteer Opportunities: 

We are offering 30 youth volunteers the opportunity to play an active role in ensuring the successful outcome of COP28, by working at the Innovation Zone at COP28 in Dubai. This once in a lifetime opportunity will give you the opportunity to meet your climate heroes in person, including climate leaders from the UN, Governments, Youth Voices, NGOs, and Business.  

Please read the below criteria carefully to make sure you are able to meet our requirements before you apply to be a Volunteer with us.


What does it mean to be a Youth Volunteer with Climate Action? 

You will required to undertake various duties assigned to you, including welcoming guests, supporting workshop room management, helping with side event set up and delivery, ushering speakers between the speaker room and stages, and generally being there as an extension of our team, to help ensure the overall success of the event.  

                Picture of a volunteer

What is expected of you? 

  • You must be a minimum of 18 years old and should have a passion for climate change or environmental issues.  
  • You will be required to work on every day for the full duration of our event: Monday 4th to Friday 8th December between 7am – 6pm, at the Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre. 

  • You will be required to attend a 3 hour induction and training session on Sunday 3rd December from 2pm – 5pm.  

  • If you cannot work for the full duration of the Volunteer period do not apply. 

  • You will be responsible for your own accommodation and transport to/from the venue each day and be expected to be there on time each morning and stay until closing time each day.  It’s long hours! 

  • You must be willing to undertake whatever task is assigned to you, you will not be able to pick and choose what you like. It’s hard but hopefully very rewarding work.  

  • Dress code is business casual so you will be expected to wear all black, or all dark colour clothing, that is smart and presentable in a high level business environment (no jeans, no sneakers).  And you will be on your feet a lot so make sure your smart shoes are comfortable.  

  • You will be expected to provide your Mobile number which we will use to create a Volunteer Group, in which we will communicate with you so you need to be willing to communicate and respond in this way during event day

What can you expect from us? 

  • You will be assigned a Team Leader who you will report to, who will allocate your responsibilities, who will also be there to help and support you. 

  • As this work is on an unpaid Volunteer basis (there is no pay / remuneration for your work) but we will provide you with lunch each day.  

  • After the event, you will be issued with a Certificate of Participation for the Innovation Zone at COP28, which you will be able to add to your Curriculum Vitae and LinkedIn profile.   

What is the process of applying? 

  • If you are sure that you can meet all the required criteria, please complete the Application Form. 

  • If have been shortlisted, you will be contacted via email by a member of the Climate Action team who will arrange a brief 10 minute screening call on MS teams.   

  • Be sure to approach the screening call as an interview, in a quiet, light place, wearing the dress code required for the event.  

  • Not all shortlisted candidates will be successful.  

  • If you have not heard from us by 24th November please consider your application unsuccessful. Each year we are inundated with Volunteers so it is very challenging to get back to every applicant.  

Climate Action have a 15 year track record of mobilising stakeholders to deliver concreate climate action alongside COP. We are looking to select an elite group of passionate, hard working Volunteers who are willing to go above and beyond, working long hours, to be a key part of delivering such an exceptional global event of this magnitude and stature.  Do you have what it takes?