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 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, or helping out in the Welcome Centre.
Here is the perspective of one of our most experienced volunteers – Betty Wood:
‘I work alongside a great team of helpers and it gives us all immense satisfaction to present a wide variety of gifts, souvenirs and cards. We often surprise our visitors with the range we offer. It is really interesting to meet visitors from all over the world and to see their enjoyment of their visit here to the 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, Keith Beattie, 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.’
If you would like to become a part of our team get in touch.
Tel: 01228 548151