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The opportunities to volunteer at the Minster are diverse, with roles ranging from Bell-ringers to Guides, Stewards to Flower Arrangers or Learning Volunteers. Our volunteers give varying amounts of time, starting at one or two hours a fortnight, and volunteer for many different reasons. These can include:
We welcome people from all age groups, backgrounds and faiths (or none) who are interested in giving some of their time on a regular basis. If you would be interested in joining our community, please see our current volunteering vacancies below.
Are you a welcoming face? Would you happy to be in the Minster and answer the public’s questions? We have slots available on the information desk, where you will be a point of reference to our 500, 000 visitors a year. No two days are the same, one day you can looking for a monument of someone’s ancestor and another you can be trying to locate the ‘Mousey Thompson’ Mice.
Do you love history? Helping people to understand the story of England, and the role that York Minster played in this? Then come and help in our Undercroft museum, where we discuss the rich 2000 year history of the site. We have Roman remains on show to the public where you can bring to life the lives of the centurions who inhabited York (Eboracum). The Anglo-Saxon and Vikings are also brought to life with various artefacts such as the Horn of Ulf. We then talk about the development of religion, the Minster and the people with whom it has become intertwined. The York Gospels have survived fire and flood for 2000 years and we like their story to be told as a finale to the Museum.
Keep in touch: Guide roles
We are always glad to hear from anyone who wishes to become a volunteer guide here at York Minster, however the next training will not be run until the autumn months.
Please register your interest – using the details at the foot of the page – to receive more information about when these will be taking place and how to apply.
For more details about recruitment at York Minster, download our Recruitment Policy below.Download
If you are interested in volunteering at York Minster, please contact:
Hilary Reynolds, Volunteering and Training Administrator
T: 01904 557247
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