Today, Tue 16th July Open 10:00am–4:00pm
The New Cathedral closed to visitors due to Graduations today
General visiting times for the New Cathedral & Ruins Mon-Sat 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 12:00pm–3:30pm
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Why Volunteer?

There are so many great reasons to volunteer at Coventry Cathedral

When you choose to volunteer at Coventry Cathedral not only are you playing a vital role in the life and work of this very special place today, you are becoming part of a story which spans nearly 1000 years.

There are so many positive benefits to joining our volunteer team - here are just some of them:

  • It's a great way to meet new people and make friends
  • It's a chance to learn a new skill - we have so many different roles here and we're always happy to teach new people
  • It builds confidence
  • Volunteering is a great way to gain work experience. Whether you're just starting out or looking to reenter the work force after a break, volunteering can be a valuable addition to your CV
  • It can help with mental and physical wellbeing
  • We welcome a diverse range of people to the Cathedral so it's a great way to feel connected to the local community

Here our volunteers Matty and Gill explain how volunteering here has helped them.

Meet the Volunteer: Matty

In his video Matty opens up about his social anxiety and how volunteering at the Cathedral has been important for him to build confidence with meeting new people in a non-pressured role where he can step away if he needs to, but he has found this is becoming less and less the longer he helps out at the Cathedral.

Meet the Volunteer: Gill

In this video Gill shares why volunteering helps her get out of bed in the morning as well as meeting new people.

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