Anyone is welcome to volunteer here at Durham Cathedral. No matter your age, gender, religion, or race, everyone here is welcomed and valued.
There are lots of reasons you might feel connected to the cathedral. Perhaps you feel inspired by the history, supported by the community, or uplifted by the cathedral's identity.
Volunteering at Durham Cathedral is a personal experience, and we want to tailor our roles to best suit you.
You might imagine that all of our volunteers welcome visitors on the door, but our team of over 500 volunteers also includes broderers, flower arrangers, event stewards, and many more.
If you feel that you have any skills which would be suited to a volunteering role, complete our enquiries form and we will discuss how you can help.
Volunteering is a personal experience, and each volunteer joins us for different reasons.
Maybe you want to increase your experience to enhance your CV, maybe you would like to meet new people and be a part of the cathedral community, or maybe you'd love to be surrounded by the rich history of the cathedral and be part of the generations who have supported us for 1000 years.
You don't need any experience to volunteer at the cathedral, just a passion and willingness to help.
When you begin your volunteering experience, you'll need to undergo some basic training, including safeguarding and visitor experience training. These sessions will help you in your role and the team will be there to support you along the way.
Learn more about our volunteers and their personal experiences, including their favourite parts of the role, describing the role in three words and how they got involved.
Support the security and safety of the Cathedral by providing a reassuring presence for staff, volunteers and visitors.
Support the important and long Benedictine tradition of welcoming everyone to the cathedral and museum.
Work alongside the busy Marketing & Digital team to conduct surveys, support the collation of data and looking out for trends in data.