Volunteer roles

Would you like to volunteer for Glasgow in 2024? We’d love to hear from you! Below are some of the specific roles we would like to fill at the moment; if you’re interested in one of them, please get in touch with the contacts as shown. If you are interested in a role but have only some of the experience listed, please write to us about it, anyway! Where possible, we would rather revise a role to fit a volunteer than not have a volunteer at all. 

Or if you would like to volunteer for other roles in the future, let us know at volunteers@glasgow2024.org. You can find general information about volunteering on our Volunteer page.

Roles currently open

Social Media – Twitter Staff
Primarily staffing Twitter as one of our major social media platforms and working with team leaders on Twitter campaigns.
We envision that people in this role would have a basic understanding of social media platforms and be experienced with Twitter.
We estimate that this role may require an average of 2-3 hours per week, with some increase at peak times. If you’re interested in knowing more, contact Meg and Matt at promotions@glasgow2024.org.

Social Media – Additional Staff
Working with team leaders to staff various social media platforms and create content.
We envision that people in this role would have a  basic understanding of social media platforms.
We estimate that this role may require an average of 2-3 hours per week, with some increase at peak times. If you’re interested in knowing more, contact Meg and Matt at promotions@glasgow2024.org.

Promotions – Facilitation Coordinator
Carrying out meeting-related administration. Liaising with other promotions areas to identify support needs.
We envision that the person in this role would have good organisational and administrative skills, and an eye for detail.
We estimate that this role may require an average of 2-3 hours per week. If you’re interested in knowing more, contact Meg and Matt at promotions@glasgow2024.org.

Promotions – General Project Staff
Creating promotional content, working on designated projects and liaising with other teams as needed.
We envision that people in this role would be deadline-oriented creative thinkers with writing skills.
We estimate that this role may require an average of 2-3 hours per week, with some increase at peak times. If you’re interested in knowing more, contact Meg and Matt at promotions@glasgow2024.org.

Fanzine and Print Liaison UK/EU
Acting as liaison on Glasgow in 2024 content with UK and/or EU fanzines, print publications, and online information sources. Establishing advertisements in useful con programmes and newsletters, whether digital or physical.
We envision that the person in this role would be comfortable with approaching people by email, organising within deadlines, coordinating multiple contributions.
We estimate that this role may require an average of 2-3 hours per week.  If you’re interested in knowing more, contact Meg and Matt at promotions@glasgow2024.org.

Fanzine and Print Liaison USA/Canada
Acting as liaison on Glasgow in 2024 content with UK and/or EU fanzines, print publications, and online information sources. Establishing advertisements in useful con programmes and newsletters, whether digital or physical.
We envision that people in this role would be comfortable with approaching people by email, organising within deadlines, coordinating multiple contributions.
We estimate that this role may require an average of 2-3 hours per week. If you’re interested in knowing more, contact Meg and Matt at promotions@glasgow2024.org.

Blog lead and head editor – Team Lead
Ensuring all incoming blog pieces are edited and formatted, so they are ready to go up on the website. Leading a team of blog writers in creating content for blog and making sure deadlines are met.
We envision that people in this role would have writing and editorial skills. Comfortable with WordPress and some experience with graphics and photo editing. Leadership skills.
We estimate that this role may require an average of 2-3 hours per week  – some increase at peak times. If you’re interested in knowing more, contact Meg and Matt at promotions@glasgow2024.org.

Blog editors and/or writers
Writing and editing regular blog content for the Glasgow in 2024 blog.
We envision that people in this role would have writing and creative thinking skills, and be able to meet deadlines.
We estimate that this role may require an average of 2-3 hours per week  – some increase at peak times. If you’re interested in knowing more, contact Meg and Matt at promotions@glasgow2024.org.

Events Facilitator(s)
Organising the logistics behind events, including Eventbrite, FB live, YouTube and/or Zoom facilitation. Ideally, the facilitator(s) would be often available to host/deal with technical infrastructure for the events on the day – with other people as backup.
We envision that people in this role would have a working knowledge of Eventbrite and Zoom, and a basic knowledge of FB live and YouTube. If you have only some of these, we would still love to hear from you.
We estimate that this role may require an average of 7 hours per month, with some increase at peak times. If you’re interested in knowing more, contact Meg and Matt at promotions@glasgow2024.org.

Publisher and Literary Agent Liaison
Reaching out to publishers and literary agents to coordinate events with authors, in conjunction with the Promotions Team Leaders. Coordinating with Events Facilitators.
We envision that the person in this role would have a working knowledge of the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction book industry and be able to communicate clearly by email.
We estimate that this role may require an average of 2-3 hours per week. If you’re interested in knowing more, contact Meg and Matt at promotions@glasgow2024.org.

Sponsorship Coordinator – Team Lead
Working with the Finance, Facilitation and Promotions teams and the rest of the bid committee to explore sponsorship avenues.
We envision that the person in this role would have a working knowledge of sponsorship. Leadership and negotiating skills.
We estimate that this role may require an average of 2-3 hours per week. If you’re interested in knowing more, contact Meg and Matt at promotions@glasgow2024.org.

Sponsorship team members
Working with the Sponsorship Coordinator to identify networks and points of contact for potential sponsorship opportunities.
We envision that people in this role would have a basic understanding of sponsorship and negotiating skills.
We estimate that this role may require an average of 2-3 hours per week. If you’re interested in knowing more, contact Meg and Matt at promotions@glasgow2024.org.

Artist Liaison
Working with the bid’s artists to develop visual art projects for the bid.
We envision that the person in this role would have an interest in art and basic email and coordination skills.
We estimate that this role may require an average of 7 hrs per month. If you’re interested in knowing more, contact Meg and Matt at promotions@glasgow2024.org.

Agent Liaison
Working with the bid’s globally located agents to make sure they stay updated and have the materials they need in order to promote the bid locally in their area.
We envision that people in this role would have good organisational and administration skills.
We estimate that this role may require an average of 7 hrs per month. If you’re interested in knowing more, contact Meg and Matt at promotions@glasgow2024.org.

Video Editor
Editing and formatting Glasgow in 2024 videos for marketing and promotional purposes, for use on YouTube and other social media networks.
We envision that people in this role would have video editing skills.
We estimate that this role may require an average of 2-3 hours per week. If you’re interested in knowing more, contact Meg and Matt at promotions@glasgow2024.org.

Gaelic Language Ambassador
Advising on the use of Scottish Gaelic language in social media posts, emails and press releases. Helping to coordinate Gaelic language events and cultural events as part of the bid.
We envision that the person in this role would be fluent in Scottish Gaelic (speaking and writing).
We estimate that this role may require an average of 2-3 hours per week. If you’re interested in knowing more, contact Meg and Matt at promotions@glasgow2024.org.

Scots Language Ambassador
Advising on the use of Scots language in social media posts, emails, and press releases. Helping to coordinate Scots language events and cultural events as part of the bid.
We envision that the person in this role would be fluent in Scots (speaking and writing).
We estimate that this role may require an average of 2-3 hours per week. If you’re interested in knowing more, contact Meg and Matt at promotions@glasgow2024.org.

Crafting initiative – co-lead
Do you like to make things with your hands? Would you like to share your enthusiasm with SFF fandom? 
Our Promotions team is looking for someone to co-lead an awesome crafting project throughout the bid phase. The crafting group will collect and evaluate ideas, propose a timeline and coordinate the implementation of crafting concepts which reflect the bid’s aims, goals, and/or colour scheme. While there will certainly be space for your own ideas, the primary goal is to organise input from different sources and create an varied, ongoing project that appeals to a wide variety of people of different skill levels, crafty interests and age groups, whether or not they are already bid supporters. If you’re interested in knowing more, contact Meg and Matt at promotions@glasgow2024.org.