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Volunteering – Summer 2021

Chester Cathedral prides itself on providing a warm and friendly welcome to all its visitors.  Our volunteers play a crucial role in allowing us to engage, inspire and connect with all our visitors, especially as the Cathedral recovers from its closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Key Tasks:

  • Providing a warm and friendly welcome to visitors of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds
  • Being a visible, approachable and knowledgeable presence within the Cathedral
  • Sharing information on and promoting events, services and exhibitions in the building
  • Directing visitors around the site
  • Supporting staff to maintain a safe and tidy Cathedral
  • Helping make our summer ‘Making Tracks’ event a runaway success

Why Volunteer?

  • Join a friendly and dedicated team
  • Meet people from all walks of life
  • Learn about the history of the Cathedral
  • Helping to keep the Cathedral’s doors open

Person Specification

We are looking for friendly, welcoming and enthusiastic volunteers to engage with and inspire our visitors

Prior knowledge of the Cathedral is not essential, but an understanding of the mission and values of the Cathedral is desirable

Volunteers must be 18 or over

Time commitment

A minimum of one regular two hour slot per week


All Cathedral staff and volunteers are required to undertake some basic safeguarding training before starting their role at the Cathedral.  A full induction including history of the Cathedral and health and safety training is also provided.

Next steps…

To volunteer at Chester Cathedral, contact our Admissions and Retail Manager, Chloe Daniel by email here.