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Volunteer at Chester Cathedral!

Our volunteers kindly give their time to welcome visitors and we are always looking for energetic and friendly volunteers to help support our staff across all areas!

Areas which we usually require volunteers:

Vergers – Our vergers are a busy team responsible for preparing spaces for services and special events.

Tour guides – Guides lead visitors on a historical journey, uncovering secrets, stories of the past and its hidden gems through the daily tours offered to visitors.

Welcomers – Should be healthy enough to stand and greet visitors, we especially welcome volunteers with foreign language skills.

Education – May require a DBS check.

Cathedral in LEGO® – Assist in building a miniature cathedral while interacting with our many visitors.

All 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.

New members of the team will receive training and will partake in training events throughout the year.  All our volunteer guides must have good interpersonal skills, communication skills, and a desire to learn. In some cases, volunteers may get asked to undergo a DBS check before starting work.

If you would like to apply for any of the roles, download the Volunteer Enquiry Form here.

Complete the enquiry form and email it to or print the form, complete and send to:

Volunteer Coordinator
Chester Cathedral, 9 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU