Would you like to volunteer at Carlisle Cathedral and support the Education and Learning team?
About the Role
Carlisle Cathedral is looking for Education and Learning volunteers to help deliver engaging events to visitors!
Key responsibilities include:
- Working under the Designated Activity Leader to deliver engagement events and/or activities within the Cathedral buildings. This includes, but not subject too, school educational visits, family activities during school holidays, one-off events such as concerts and talks and other engagement activities such as Heritage Open Days.
- Providing a welcoming and supportive environment for anyone taking part in activities and events.
- Providing help and guidance throughout activities and events.
- Assisting with the practicalities of each activity or event, including set up and packing away, and on some occasions stewarding.
- Providing feedback following activities and events to help inform future delivery
- Enthusiastic for working with people of all ages and backgrounds
- Have good communication skills and ability to tailor communication effectively with a wide audience
- Are proactive with a positive nature, an interest in providing excellent experiences for all
- Enthusiastic to learn and interested in creativity
- Are reliable, with good timekeeping and well-presented
- Comfortable in working as part of a team; supporting other volunteers and working with and without supervision
Helping Hands is able to provide training to support your volunteering journey, so don’t let any of those discourage you from volunteering!
- Discount in café/shop
- Opportunity to attend exhibitions/openings/concerts
- A written reference if needed
- Volunteer social gatherings/training events
- Being part of the Cathedral community – making friends and volunteering in an inspiring setting
Dates and Availability
This is a flexible, ongoing role and volunteers can begin at a time that suits them.
About Carlisle Cathedral
Carlisle Cathedral has a long and turbulent history. It started life as a Norman Priory Church in 1122, becoming a cathedral in 1133. Notable features include figurative stone carving, wonky Norman arches, a set of medieval choir stalls and the largest window in the ‘flowing decorated Gothic’ style in England.
The Cathedral is wheelchair accessible including a wheelchair lift to the Treasury exhibition
Toilets, including an accessible toilet, are located in our Cathedral Café.
We have a limited number of ear defenders available for children, if you would like to borrow some for your visit around the Cathedral please ask at the Welcome Centre (shop).
Contact email@example.com or 07442 972 270 for more access information or about how we can personally support you in this role.