Become a Volunteer - Chester Cathedral

Become a Volunteer

Volunteer at Chester Cathedral

We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers to help support our visitors and staff.


A busy team responsible for preparing spaces for services, exhibitions and events

Tour guides

Guides lead visitors on a historical journey telling stories of the past through the daily tours offered to visitors


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


May require a DBS check

Cathedral estate / gardens

Help keep the Cathedral Estate and its gardens on top form, and appealing to Cestrians and city visitors alike

Bell ringing team

Help a small and dedicated team call people to worship in this often over-looked team

All volunteers must be able to commit to regular shifts and when on duty are considered full representatives of the cathedral and part of our team. You will receive full training and must have good interpersonal and communication skills with a desire to learn.

To apply for any of the roles, please email our Volunteer Coordinator.

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It costs £6,000 a day to care for our historic building and to maintain our worship and music tradition. We rely on the kindness and generosity of people like you to power our work.