During 2022, our 900th anniversary year, we are recruiting new Volunteers to join us as we welcome visitors from near and far. Volunteers have always played a hugely important part in the life of the Cathedral - and it easy to see that we could not do half of what we want to do without them.
Volunteers are vital to the Cathedral and to its future. We are very proud of our dedicated team and the time they give us. Our volunteers come from all backgrounds and interests and derive great satisfaction from being involved in the life of the Cathedral. Our volunteers are here to help our visitors get the best from their time at the Cathedral.
Our Welcome Team are here to meet and greet our visitors and to help with enquiries and information to help you get the most from your time with us. Our volunteer role include greeting visitors as they enter the cathedral.
Here is the perspective of one our Welcome volunteers – Julie:
‘I work alongside a great team of helpers and it gives us all immense satisfaction to volunteer and be part of this magnificent buildings history. It is really interesting to meet visitors from all over the world and to see their enjoyment of their visit here to the Cathedral.’
GIFT SHOP VOLUNTEER
Gift Shop volunteers are located in the Gift Shop just inside the Cathedral, welcoming visitors, pointing out where they can find further information about the Cathedral and encouraging visitors to buy a Guidebook or a special memento of their visit from our retail selection.
Here is what one of our Gift Shop Volunteers says – Martin:
‘It’s amazing the people you meet from all over the world, volunteering here at the Cathedral. We often surprise our visitors with the range we offer here in our Gift Shop. It is very fulfilling to help visitors explore this beautiful building and feel I am contributing to the history our Cathedral.’
Guides bring the history of the Cathedral alive for its many visitors. Six weeks of training, consisting of one session per week, is followed by a period of working alongside an experienced guide. Guides work a similar shift pattern to shop helpers.
One of our guides, Jim, says:
‘My day at the Cathedral is the best day of the week. How could you fail to be impressed by this magnificent building? Bringing the history alive for visitors is most rewarding, as it makes them feel welcome and at home in this wonderful and peaceful House of God.’
2022 is our 900th year anniversary. So, it is a fantastic time to join our volunteering team.
Be a part of our exciting programme of public activities and events by becoming an Engagement volunteer.
From family activities, school visits, community events, talks and concerts, there are plenty of exciting areas to get involved with.
ARE YOU INTERESTED?
If you have a friendly disposition and are happy to chat to people from all walks of life and from all over the world then maybe becoming a volunteer at the Cathedral could be the role for you.
With a building as magnificent and large as the Cathedral there are volunteer opportunities everywhere in every department. Please click below to read the different Volunteer Job Descriptions:
- Welcome Volunteer
- Guide Volunteer
- Gift Shop Volunteer
- Engagement Volunteer
- Historical Collections Volunteer
- Bell Ringer Volunteers
- Cleaning Volunteer
- Liturgical Volunteer
HOW TO APPLY
If you would like to become a part of our team please get in touch: