Volunteers are crucial to the daily rhythm of the Cathedral.

By joining our friendly team of volunteers you will become part of the Cathedral community. There are a variety of opportunities to become involved ranging from welcoming visitors; being a Service Steward; to leading guided walks through the woodlands and riverbanks.

All our volunteers play a vital role in the mission of this great Cathedral as we offer a warm welcome to all who visit. Some of our volunteer positions require those applying to undertake a DBS check.


Lay Members of Chapter 
We are currently seeking to appoint two new lay members for the Cathedral Chapter, the Cathedral's governing body. This is a rare opportunity to help to shape the life of Durham Cathedral by providing strategic leadership and direction.
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Open Treasure Gallery Stewards
Become an Open Treasure Gallery Steward and help us create an amazing visitor experience for those visiting Open Treasure. For more information please e-mail marie.wisson@durhamcathedral.co.uk 

Cathedral Guides
Are you passionate about history and heritage? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Then the role of Cathedral Guide could be perfect for you! For more information please e-mail marie.wisson@durhamcathedral.co.uk