Volunteer with us

Every day, dozens of people give up a few hours of their time up freely for the Cathedral. Whether it is welcoming visitors, guiding tours, running tours for school-children or working in the shop there are over a dozen roles available.  

Most groups require little or no experience and full training will be given. So if you want to meet friendly, like-minded people and work in a wonderful historic space then please get in touch with us today. All volunteers receive free admission to the Cathedral and a discount in the Cathedral Café and Cathedral Shop.

Roles include:

Big LEGO® Build team

We are building scale model of Exeter Cathedral from 300,000 LEGO bricks. LEGO stewards enjoy meeting members of the public, telling them about the project and encouraging them to add bricks for every £1 they donate.

Events Team

Help out at events by selling tickets and refreshments, fire marshalling and clearing up. Events volunteers enjoy a free seat at the event itself.

Stewards and Guides

If you are enthusiastic and happy to provide a warm and friendly welcome to our visitors then a position as a steward may be ideal for you. Once you have been with us for a short time you can apply to go on our Cathedral Guides Course.

Shop Assistants

Friendly people willing to provide a service with a smile are ideal in our shop assistant’s role. The shop itself is cosy and you will be working in a small team.

Education

Previous experience in a school environment is a useful but not an essential requirement. You do need to be cheerful and be at ease working with children as you will be delivering activities and workshops to school groups. We provide an enhanced DBS check for this role.

Tapisers

Our Tapisers are highly skilled in needlecraft so you need to be reasonably experienced to join this group but don’t be shy! Come in, chat with them and take a look at what they do. If you would like to see some of their detailed work, take a peek at the Cathedral ‘Rondels’ when you visit.

Holy Dusters

A small band of dedicated people who maintain side chapels with light cleaning and dusting.

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