my example

Sheffield Cathedral

Sheffield Cathedral logo

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

Welcomer 2021

This opportunity takes place between 07 Apr 2021 and 24 Dec 2021.

Working within Sheffield Cathedral to welcome all who enter Listen to visitors and respond to need Give information re locations for private prayer and services until 17 May. 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

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.

Food

No

Travel

Yes

Childcare

No

DBS (criminal records) check

No

Location

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 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

Featured Opportunities

Spring into Action, with our 4 Weeks of Action campaign

We are raising awareness and understanding of 4 key themes and their Sheffield context : Food Poverty, Loneliness, Nature & Wildlife, and Refugees & Asylum Seekers. There are lots of ways to get involved with in-person or remote volunteer roles, and join our campaign on social media!

 
Volunteering Celebration Event!

The Volunteering Committee invites you to the annual Volunteering Celebration Night on Thursday 22nd April, 7 pm - 8 pm, via Zoom! It has been an unusual academic year, but this is a night of celebrating and appreciating all your hard work and contributions to Sheffield Volunteering. Fill out this form to attend.

 
Volunteer from home

We are all facing stricter socialising regulations but you can stay connected to Sheffield and its communities, by volunteering with a local Sheffield charity remotely! Check out these remote volunteering opportunities...