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***This opportunity is temporarily suspended or adapted due to Covid-19. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply as usual and the organiser will be in touch with you with the updated details and ways to get involved.***


  • Welcomers provide one of the primary faces of the Cathedral for all visitors throughout the week.
  • An important aspect of this is to help visitors appreciate  the Cathedrals’ beauty and peace, and some of its’ history.
  • Equally important is to have a knowledge of the Christian life of the Cathedral, and its’ purpose in the modern age, and connection with the City and surrounding areas.
  • Assist with any queries visitors may have
  • Liaise with members of staff or clergy as appropriate to ensure calm and smooth running of the Cathedral.
  • Comply with all procedures in the Cathedral relating to health and safety; safeguarding and any other policies which may be in operation from time to time.


Volunteers will be asked to do some or all of these tasks as agreed with their line manager.


Skills and Qualities Needed


  • Approachable, willing to talk to new people and help them feel comfortable in the building whatever their needs.
  • Perception of needs, knowing when to approach, help and talk and when to leave visitors  to have some quiet time in the cathedral.
  • Friendly, outgoing, patient and comfortable speaking to individuals, and sometimes to groups of people, who may want some guidance as part of a tour of the building.
  • Responsive to quickly changing situations and changing needs of visitors, and know who to inform when difficulties arise.


  • Interested in the history, architecture, and art of the cathedral
  • Knowledge of surrounding areas is helpful as visitors sometimes ask for information or directions about other places to visit
  • It is not necessary to be member of the cathedral congregation, or even a regular church goer but we do expect welcomers to be in sympathy with the mission of the Cathedral and to present the faith and worship of the Cathedral in a positive light. 

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Required Role


Key responsibilities

To provide a warm welcome to all visitors, in accordance with the ethos of the Cathedral.

Mandatory SkillsHide[-]

  • Communication
  • Listening
  • Positive attitude
  • Practical
  • Presentation
  • Problem solving
  • Team Work
  • Time Management

Desirable Skills

  • Confidence

Skill to gain

  • Planning and organising
  • Problem solving
  • Team Work

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once every two months

Start Date: 01-09-2019

  2. Monday
  3. Tuesday
  4. Wednesday
  5. Thursday
  6. Friday
  7. Saturday
  8. Sunday
  2. MORNING monday
  3. MORNING tuesday
  4. MORNING wednesday
  5. MORNING thursday
  6. MORNING friday
  7. MORNING saturday
  8. MORNING sunday
  2. AFTERNOON monday
  3. AFTERNOON tuesday
  4. AFTERNOON wednesday
  5. AFTERNOON thursday
  6. AFTERNOON friday
  7. AFTERNOON saturday
  8. AFTERNOON sunday
  2. EVENING monday
  3. EVENING tuesday
  4. EVENING wednesday
  5. EVENING thursday
  6. EVENING friday
  7. EVENING saturday
  8. EVENING sunday


Stott Hill, Bradford BD1 4EH, UK

To one-click apply for this opportunity you need to have completed the following:

  • You need to have an active account on this website
  • You need to have an active volunteering account
  • You need to have fully completed the volunteering profile set-up