Lincoln Cathedral relies heavily on its volunteers to provide a warm welcome to its many worshippers and visitors and the Cathedral is incredibly grateful to them.

The Cathedral has a thriving volunteer community, including over 500 volunteers in over 30 different roles. The volunteer roles vary widely from Bell Ringers to Stewards, from Library volunteers to Tower Guides and many more.

We welcome new volunteers from all age groups, backgrounds and faiths (or none) who are interested in giving some of their time on a regular basis. If you would be interested in joining our community, please see our current volunteering vacancies below.

If there is a vacancy which you would like to apply for, please complete and return the online application form to, please click here to download the form.


Bell Ringers

The Company of Ringers ring on a regular basis for main services and for special occasions.

Volunteer Role Description – Member of the Company of Ringers

Welcome Team

Welcoming visitors to the Cathedral, providing directions and basic information at the busiest times, such as at weekends, the Lincoln Open Day and Christmas Market.

Volunteer Role Description – Welcome Team


Informal learning volunteers help the Education team deliver a wide range of exciting children’s and family activities during holidays and sometimes weekends. Other tasks include working behind the scenes – helping with workshop preparation, making props and researching.

Volunteer Role Description – Family Crafts Facilitator

Volunteer Role Description – Learning Assistant

Volunteer Role Description – Learning Team Facilitator


Lincoln Cathedral ought rightly to be worshipped in, used, celebrated and enjoyed. The Cathedral stewards are responsible for helping to create this living space through their work supporting services, concerts, plays, lectures, exhibitions, graduations…. the list continues!

Volunteer Role Description – Steward

Cathedral Shop

Welcoming and engaging visitors to the Cathedral Shop.

Volunteer Role Description – Shop Assistant