Our wonderful volunteers are at the heart of what we do at Wakefield Cathedral, supporting the cathedral across all areas of mission, work and worship, bringing with them their wealth of experience, personalities and skills – we simply couldn’t do what we do without them.

Why volunteer?

We’ve mentioned the enormous benefits which volunteers bring to Wakefield Cathedral, but likewise volunteering offers individuals some fantastic opportunities and benefits too! These include:

  • Making new friends

    As a cathedral volunteer you will likely be working alongside a number of different people, from staff and congregation members to fellow volunteers, making new friends along the way!

  • Making a difference in your local community

    Wakefield Cathedral is proud to support the local community and the Diocese of Leeds.

  • Making use of your skills

    Whether you have customer service skills, computer skills or interpersonal skills, we can find the right role to match your talents.

  • Developing new skills

    As well as maximising the use of your current skill set, volunteering can help you to upskill, perfect for those looking to learn new things or seeking a new career path.

  • Spiritual fulfilment

    Many of our volunteers enjoy volunteering in, around and for the cathedral as it brings them closer to God, helping with the mission of the cathedral.

  • It's fun!

    We want all of our volunteers to enjoy their role, have fun and make memories.

Wakefield Cathedral

“Volunteering at the Cathedral is fantastic! It’s so enjoyable. It’s a wonderful personal experience as well as giving to others – you give and receive at the same time. I wish I could do it more often.”

- Janice Tattersall, volunteer at Wakefield Cathedral.

What could you do?

We have plenty of possibilities just waiting for you to explore, whether you are looking for a role in our Cathedral Kitchen, wanting to welcome people to the cathedral or keen to support the services on a Sunday, we can find the right opportunity for you.

We can work around your availability and flexibility, meaning if you are just looking for weekend work, only able to work Tuesday’s or perhaps you are wanting to offer support from home we will be happy to work together to find the right volunteering job for your circumstances.

See our list of volunteer roles below to see which positions we are currently recruiting for.

Current volunteer vacancies

Below are our current volunteer vacancies and information on how to apply:

Sorry we have no vacancies at the moment. Please check back again soon.

Registering your interest

If you would like to find out more about volunteering at Wakefield Cathedral, to apply for any of the available roles or to discuss volunteering options, please email admin@wakefield-cathedral.org.uk or call 01924 373923.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Volunteer FAQs

The small print

For the majority of our volunteer opportunities you will need to be aged 18 or above, and for many roles we may also require a DBS check.

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Wakefield Cathedral

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