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Volunteering

Thanks for your interest in finding out about volunteering! The Cathedral has a community of around 300 volunteers who give their time and contribute to enriching the life of the Cathedral.

Key areas we are currently looking for volunteers 

Visitor Experience Team 

  • Garden Guides - We are looking for keen gardeners to join a new team of volunteers to give tours of the Cathedral gardens and support our Cathedral gardener gardening.
  • Tower Guides - Do you have a passion for history and a head for heights? If so, why not consider becoming a Volunteer Tower Guide at Worcester Cathedral?

    We are looking for enthusiastic and active people to join our exclusive team of Volunteer Tower Guides. Guides need to be able to work well as part of a team, be confident enough to lead a group, have good communication and interpersonal skills to engage and delight visitors, and have the ability to keep calm in an emergency. A good level of fitness is required in order to be able to climb steep spiral staircases and being comfortable with heights and confined spaces is a must! Training will be provided and guides often revise to keep their knowledge up to date.
     
    Tower tours are mostly conducted on weekends, bank holidays and during School holidays. Availability in the week is also desirable and some occasional evenings in the lighter months.  
     
    For more information, please email our friendly Visitor Experience Team. 
     
    Tower Tours are planned to start in February 2022

  • Event Stewards – Have you got great interpersonal skills? Be a part of some of the exciting events planned by helping steward during the evenings and at weekends.

Learning Team 

  • Leading tours or workshops for schools and young people
  • Support learning team with administration
  • Help develop curriculum and resources with the learning team
  • View a Role Description

Cathedral Shop 

Cloisters Café 

  • Café Assistant – be part of a team serving our café guests.

Vergers 

  • Assistant Vergers - support the work of the vergers contributing to services and care of the Cathedral

Do none of these quite fit your interests? A full list of volunteer positions is at the bottom of this page.

If you have regular time to offer (or just a little time), good people skills (or just want to volunteer) and want to develop your skills and a desire to still learn and grow, then a position as part of our team could be for you. All posts include full training including tours, safeguarding and health and safety.

Want to find out more? – then complete the form at the bottom of the page to express an interest and a member of the Cathedral staff will be in touch with you.

Ready to apply?download and submit an application form. Email it to info@worcestercathedral.org.uk

Safer Recruitment

Worcester Cathedral follows a safer recruitment process and applicants for volunteer positions will need to have two references and may be required to complete a DBS check.

Hear about Diana's work as a learning team volunteer

 

Want to find out more? – then complete the form at the bottom of the page to express an interest and a member of the Cathedral staff will be in touch with you.

Ready to apply? – download and submit an application form. Email it to info@worcestercathedral.org.uk

 

Here are some of the volunteer roles performed:

  • Welcoming and Stewarding visitors to the Cathedral
  • Security & Stewarding at the Cathedral
  • Giving guided tours to visitors around the Cathedral
  • Assisting the Learning team with school visits
  • Acting as a steward at concerts and events
  • Helping in the Cathedral Library
  • Assisting in the Cathedral shop or Cloister Café
  • Working as part of the vergers team
  • Serving at Holy Communion.
  • Singing in the Cathedral Voluntary Choir
  • Bellringing (Click here for more information)
  • As part of the Cathedral Flower Guild, flower arranging
  • And other roles are sometimes available in reception, finance, fundraising and the maintenance team

Voluntary Vacancy: Volunteer Coordinator

We are currently looking for a part-time Volunteer Coordinator to be responsible for the administration of volunteer recruitment, induction, training and on-going support.

This role includes: working with departmental managers to ensure records of all volunteers are maintained centrally; preparing volunteer role descriptions in conjunction with other staff; assisting with volunteer recruitment; taking up references; recording volunteer information; progressing DBS checks; responding to volunteer enquiries; and liaising with volunteers over induction training and recording completion information.

View the role description

If this role is of interest, please fill in the form below to express an interest in volunteering. 

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