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Sheffield Cathedral

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Our mission is to be a place of sanctuary and meeting, exploration and excellence: A Place for all People!

Welcomer 2021/22

This opportunity takes place between 15 Sep 2021 and 31 Jul 2022

Use your great people skills to welcome our visitors! You’ll work within Sheffield Cathedral to welcome all who enter; listen to & direct visitors; give info (e.g. on history, events, meetings), give out leaflets & direct people to the right place or people in the Cathedral to discuss faith issues.

In this role you will:

  • Listen to visitors and respond to need
  • Give information re locations for private prayer and services. Share information on history, heritage, events, meetings planned as lockdown is eased.
  • Direct visitors to meetings, events, concerts, studies or services taking place within Sheffield Cathedral
  • Assist visitors with general enquiries about Sheffield, sharing your knowledge of the city and Yorkshire

*After you have clicked ‘Register Your Interest’, you will receive an email with the next steps of your volunteering application for this role - follow this guidance*

What skills do I need?

We would prefer you to have:- A pleasant, approachable and helpful manner Good communication skills Sensitivity and empathy – an ability to read people Good judgement, ability to think on your feet Ability to keep calm and summon help if required We would like you to have:- Knowledge of available resources Interest in archaeology of site and history

What will I gain?

Knowledge. Delight and privilege in sharing the beauty and heritage of this House of God and its significance within the City of Sheffield. Experience working with the public – welcoming is a fresh experience every time, it can be so rewarding listening to visitors telling of their own families and how their lives connected with the Cathedral. Such tales add to your own knowledge and experience.

Training and support

All volunteers will receive full training.

Time commitment

2 hour volunteering slots on a weekly basis.







DBS (criminal records) check



The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul Church Street Sheffield S1 1HA

Travel information

The Cathedral is a 15 minute walk from Sheffield University's Students' Union. It is also on the 120, 51 and 52 bus routes.
  • CausesArts and culture, Community events and festivals, Museums and heritage
  • FrequencyEvery week
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon
  • Skills and InterestsAdvice and information, Befriending, Communication skills, Listening, Practice my English
  • Careers and AspirationsArts, culture and heritage

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