Lincoln Cathedral is incredibly grateful for the support of our volunteers.

For general enquiries please use the ‘Send a message’ links for areas of interest. Alternatively, please complete and return the online application form, 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

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Cathedral Centre

The Cathedral Centre is a magnificent 13th century building that lies just in the shadow of Lincoln Cathedral’s magnificent West Front.

Volunteers help to support the team in offering a real ministry of hospitality and welcome to all our visitors.

Volunteer Role Description – Cathedral Centre

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Needlework Guild

This small group make and maintain vestments, altar linen and other textiles used in the Cathedral and other parts of the Diocese.

Volunteer Role Description – Needlework Guild

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Summer Evening Opening Team

This team of volunteers keeps the Cathedral open from 6pm to 8pm, Mondays to Fridays in the summer months of June, July and August, meeting and greeting visitors and where appropriate showing them round.

Volunteer Role Description – Summer Evening Opening Team

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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

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Library Volunteers

Volunteers act as stewards in the Wren and Medieval libraries during normal opening times, explaining the collections to visitors. A small team also works behind the scenes cataloguing, indexing and caring for the books.

Volunteer Role Description – Library

 

 

 

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Guides

Tower, roof and floor guides give tours to; pilgrims visitors, schools and other specialist groups on public and private tours.

Volunteer Role Description – Guides

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Treasury Volunteers

Volunteers keep the Treasury open to the public six days a week 11:00 – 15:00 caring for and explaining the collection Cathedral and Diocesan plate.

Volunteer Role Description – Cathedral Treasury

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Learning

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

Volunteer Role Description – Education Sewing Group

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Stewards

The Stewards’ role is to help with the many events, sacred and secular which take place. Concerts, graduations, exhibitions are some of the many events assisted by looking after the welfare of all visitors, not least by keeping the Cathedral open until 20:00 in the summer months.

Volunteer Role Description – Steward

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Flower Arrangers

Members’ floristry skills are used to enhance the beauty of the Cathedral throughout the year and regular and special occasions.

Volunteer Role Description – Flower Guild

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Polishers

A small team help keep the Cathedral looking spick and span by polishing: wood, silver and brass throughout the building.

Volunteer Role Description – Brass and Wood Polishers

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Vergers

The vergers take part in all ceremonial activities within the Cathedral as well as assisting in the many practical preparations needed to keep the Cathedral open.

Volunteer Role Description – Verger

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Information Desk

Throughout the year this team use the Cathedral resources to answer a wide range of questions from visitors as well as directing them to the Imp, toilets and refectory.

Volunteer Role Description – Information Desk

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Refectory & Shop

Helping to serve and provide refreshments this team offer a real ministry of hospitality.

Volunteer Role Description – Refectory Assistant

Volunteer Role Descritption – Shop Assistant

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Servers

The Fellowship of St Hugh assist the clergy at services, both large and small.

Volunteer Role Description – Servers

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Sunday School & Crèche

Registered volunteers  teach and  look after children during our main Sunday Eucharist.

Volunteer Role Description – Sunday School & Creche Helper

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