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Volunteering is a work of heart.

Vital volunteers

Our 700+ volunteers are crucial to the daily rhythm of the Cathedral, whether they’re welcoming our visitors of working behind the scenes.

It is their dedication, enthusiasm and energy which helps to make this such a special place.

Who volunteers?

We welcome volunteers from any age group, background, all faiths and none.

We are particularly keen to hear from those with a positive approach and an ability to communicate with diverse visitors including our many tourists.

Whatever your interests, we can look for a role to suit you.

 

Why volunteer?

If you have a few hours to spare, we would love to hear from you.

In return for donating your time, skills and talents you will become part of a sociable and supportive community of volunteers. You can:

  • gain new skills
  • enhance your CV
  • meet new people
  • be surrounded by incredible history, architecture and artefacts
  • join the generations who have supported Durham Cathedral during our 1,000 years

What could I do?

We have a huge range of volunteering roles from welcoming visitors to conserving our woodlands, being a flower arranger to listening to those in need.

Your vital support will help to fulfil the Cathedral’s purposes, values and activities.

Take a look at our full list of volunteering roles.

Current volunteering opportunities

We are looking for help in the following roles:

Development Volunteers

Education Guides

Marketing Volunteers

Members of Chapter

North West Tower Stewards

Open Treasure Gallery Steward

Welcome Steward

Other roles available

If you are interested in a certain role that is not listed, have specialist skills or are looking for particular experience, please still get in touch.

There may be a forthcoming opportunity that is not yet advertised.

How to apply

Please get in contact by emailing volunteers@durhamcathedral.co.uk or calling either:

  • Marie Wisson, Volunteers Manager: 0191 374 4068
  • Carol Ross, Volunteers Administrator: 0191 374 4076
 
If you are interested in a certain role that is not listed, have specialist skills or are looking for particular experience, please still get in touch. There may be a forthcoming opportunity that is not yet advertised.

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