COVID-19 update: The cathedral is not currently open for general visits or tours but remains open for private prayer and reflection 11-3pm (1pm-3pm on Sundays). From the 8th of March, two weekly public services will resume inside the Cathedral, Wednesdays, 12noon, starting 10th March and Fridays, 12noon, starting 12th March. Please continue to check the website for the latest updates. All services will continue to be online, and everyone is welcome to join.

Volunteer with us

Our volunteers enrich life at Winchester Cathedral in so many different ways.

Simply, we could not run the Cathedral without them. Our seven hundred volunteers take on a huge variety of roles to support The Cathedral and its mission.

Visitors are welcomed by our hospitable front-of-house team of volunteers and may decide to take a tour with one of our expert volunteer guides. Their voluntary colleagues serve in the refectory and shop, as well as helping out with our comprehensive learning programme. Behind the scenes, volunteers help with everything from fundraising to dusting. Find out more about all our volunteer roles here.

If you have a few hours a week to spare, we would love to hear from you. In return for donating their time and skills, our volunteers receive free entry to Winchester Cathedral, training, experience (for that all-important CV!) and become part of a lively and supportive community – and have the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping to preserve almost a thousand years of history for future generations.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please email Sarah Williams our Volunteer Co-ordinator, or call her on 01962 857 284.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

All volunteers will require an interview and subject to pre-start checks, including Safeguarding training and, where appropriate, either a basic or enhanced DBS check.

Find out more

More information regarding the Cathedral’s recently updated safeguarding policy for young and vulnerable people, can be found here.


Become a Cathedral Guide
More about our guides, their training and the tours they offer