Volunteering at the Cathedral
Chester Cathedral relies heavily on its volunteers who give generously of their time to assist in keeping the door open to welcome all of our visitors and help to meet the spiritual and financial aims of this wonderfil establishment.
We are always looking for energetic and dynamic volunteers, with proven customer service and administrative skills to help support our staff in all areas of the Cathedral life.
Click here to download a volunteer enquiry form (PDF format)
Please print the form, complete and return to:
Chester Cathedral Office
12 Abbey Square
Click here to download an volunteer enquiry form (Excel format)
Please complete the form and email to email@example.com
If you need assistance in completing the form, please call in at the Cathedral Office.
Volunteer opportunities at Chester Cathedral
The list below indicates the areas in which we are seeking volunteers - it is not exhaustive and if you have any particular skills, which you think would be appropriate, please do get in touch.
- Helping with Worship (Vergers’ Assistant)
- Shop assistant
- Refectory Café assistant
- Admissions and Box Office assistant
- Event Front of House and stewarding
- Office administration and reception
- Grounds maintenance
- Cleaning and litter collecting
- Painting, decorating and general maintenance
Particular skills we are looking for are:
- Excellent communication and customer service
- General IT skills including Excel and Word
- Experience in sales and admin
- Experience in PR, marketing, taxation and finance
Volunteers must be able to commit to regular shifts, and when on duty are considered full representatives of the Cathedral and therefore complicit with all Cathedral policies.
Volunteers in many roles will be subject to a CRB check, before being permitted to work.
There are many ways to support the Cathedral from donations through to buying a gift or simply enjoying a coffee in the Refectory. We welcome your support in whatever form it takes.
The Refectory, built in the 13th century, was the dining hall for the 40 monks who belonged to the community at the time. The Refectory is open from 9:30 - 4:30 and a delicious lunch menu, fabulous cakes and free Wi-Fi!
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