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Volunteer at Ely Cathedral

Making a difference in the heart of Ely

Ely Cathedral is one of Britain’s best loved buildings. It stands tall overlooking the vast fenland landscape and can be seen from miles around. But behind this impressive Romanesque structure is a diverse community of volunteers working hard to serve the city and surrounding area.

Why volunteer?

  • To be involved in a local community.
  • Because you love the beauty and awe of the building, its history and architecture.
  • To enhance your CV and learn new skills.
  • An opportunity to meet people and make new friends.
  • To serve the Cathedral as an extension of your faith.

What can you expect from us?

Our volunteers are an integral part of the Cathedral team, and we want everyone’s experience to be as welcoming and enjoyable as possible. Therefore, it is only right that you can expect certain things from us.

  • A clear role description, outlining the nature of your work.
  • Fair and respectful treatment, with full recognition of your contribution.
  • A full induction with training and ongoing support.
  • Discount in the Cathedral Shops and Almonry Restaurant and Tea Room.
  • Access to a limited number of free tickets for Cathedral run events.

Equal Opportunities

We believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us, and are committed to Ely Cathedral playing our part in making the Church of England more diverse and more equal. To this end, we aim to diversify our volunteers and particularly welcome applications from anybody with a UK minority ethnic background, and from people with disabilities.

Vacancies

We are currently recruiting for several positions. Please see below a copy of the relevant role descriptions and application form.

Shop Voluntary Role

We require people for specific shift patterns. Wednesdays: 14.00 - 16.00. Saturdays: 12.00 - 14.00 & 14.00 - 16.00. Sundays: 12.30 - 15.30

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Learning Voluntary Role

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Flower Guild Member Voluntary Role

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Cathedral Host Voluntary Role

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Day Chaplain Voluntary Role

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Volunteer Application Form

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Application Submission:

If you’d like to discuss any of the roles before applying, please contact our Volunteer Manager, Joseph Patkai on (01353 660 361), for an informal chat.