Volunteers play a vital role in making the Edinburgh International Culture Summit happen: from helping to manage events, guiding cultural leaders and ministers around the Scottish Parliament, providing useful information about Edinburgh and beyond to those unfamiliar with the city, and supporting the operations teams from media to tech.

By volunteering you can:

  • Learn more about international relationships and collaboration
  • Get an inside view of how major global summits are run
  • Expand and develop your professional knowledge
  • Showcase Scotland’s capital to people from across the world
  • Discover more about global arts and cultural policies and their implementation
  • Meet people working in the cultural sector from all around the world

No formal qualifications or experience are required – although additional languages, cultural knowledge or other specialist skills would be very helpful. The main characteristics they look for are positive, tolerant and welcoming people from diverse backgrounds, who have energy, enthusiasm and professionalism.

Ideally, you would volunteer on multiple days of the summit (26-28 August 2022) in order to ensure you have the best possible experience and to help the event run smoothly. There are two training sessions (one virtual, one in person) ahead of the summit which volunteers are required to attend. Lunch will be provided and a contribution to travel expenses.

To find out more about volunteering roles, and how to apply, visit http://www.culturesummit.com/volunteers