Ripon Cathedral is a vibrant community made up of many different groups and reaching out to hundreds of thousands of people across the local area, region and wider world. Without the invaluable contribution made by hundreds of volunteers, we simply couldn’t be what we are. People with varied skills and interests play their part in helping the Cathedral to meet the equally varied needs of worshippers, pilgrims, visitors and tourists. As we are keen to say, Ripon Cathedral is ‘here for us all’. If you can help us in any way to fulfil this ambition, we are keen to hear from you. We do also believe, and know from what our volunteers tell us, that being a volunteer at Ripon Cathedral is hugely enjoyable and very rewarding. It is true that it is in giving that we receive.

  • Real job satisfaction – You’ll be playing a key role in bringing this great Cathedral alive for others, and helping it run smoothly every day.
  • A supportive community – You’ll join a diverse group of local people from a huge range of backgrounds, all linked by their love of and commitment to this place.
  • Variety and stimulation – You can join any of our different volunteer teams or move between different roles over time. Whatever your age you will discover new things and meet new people.

Flexibility – We normally ask you to make a regular commitment of one or two hours a week, but we understand you have a busy life and are happy to be flexible where needed. Some roles involve initial training; for others, you can start straight away.

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