From the 31 July 2022 to the 5 August 2022 the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) is hosting the World Congress of Soil Science 2022 (WCSS22) on behalf of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) at the SEC in Glasgow. The Congress encompasses a range of activities including keynote addresses, workshops, symposia, an indoor exhibition hall, and educational activities. Our event volunteers will be working in these areas either onsite at the SEC or at the Glasgow Science Centre. In addition, during the summer of 2022, there will be tours, soil judging competitions, and an arts and outreach programme called ‘Our Living Soil’, you can also apply to volunteer for these events by completing one of our volunteer registration forms.
To deliver all aspects of the Congress, to an audience of upwards of 3,000 people, we need some help. Working alongside staff from our Congress Organisers, Speakeasy, the SEC, and other partner organisations, our volunteers will provide vital support to the Congress. In return for your help, you can expect access to some of the Congress programme, networking opportunities, skills development and training for your role, and a dedicated Congress Volunteers forum.
|Where||Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow|
|When||31 July – 5 August, 4-5 hour shifts between 8am - 7pm|
|Minimum Commitment||4 hours|
|Suitable for||These roles would be particularly suitable for active and enthusiastic individuals with a particular interest in soil science or land management policy|
|Not suitable for||We cannot consider those under the age of 18|
|Training||Role specific training will be provided before commencement of any tasks|
|Expenses||Out of pocket expenses will not be paid. Volunteers who do not have arrangements in place with another funder, will be provided with a one-day delegate pass for the congress for each day they volunteer|
There are many aspects to being a event volunteer, and no two shifts are likely to be the same! You may be asked to be involved in a selection of any of the below activities. Preferences on which activities you would like to participate in will be taken on application, however, are not guaranteed.
There are many reasons you may choose to volunteer with us:
During any potential work you undertake with us, the below would be expected: