There are lots of interesting and rewarding volunteer opportunities at Bradford Cathedral. Our volunteers help to make the building welcoming for visitors and support our hospitality, music-making and ministry. That might involve being a Welcomer, helping with flower arranging, being part of our verger team, gardening, singing in the choir, or ringing our peel of twelve bells.


  • Welcomer
  • Flower Arranger
  • Sound Desk operator
  • Cleaner
  • Verger
  • Choir singer
  • Bell Ringer
  • Refreshment provider
  • Gardener

Click here for our opportunities on Do-It.

Click below for our opportunities on the University of Bradford Union of Students website:

Click here for our volunteer application form.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteers support the work of our paid staff to enhance the daily life of the Cathedral. It gives people an opportunity to serve God and their community, make friends, learn new skills, and gain valuable work experience.

Meeting new people, talking with people from different cultures, giving something back to the community, or simply getting out of the house are just some of the reasons given when we asked our volunteers why they gave up their time to come and help at the Cathedral.

All we ask is a minimum of three hours per month, but if you want to do more we would certainly welcome that.

If you want to talk to someone directly about volunteering at the Cathedral, do get in touch with our Coordinator of Volunteers on info@bradfordcathedral.org or call 01274 777720.

Click here to find out more about the 100 for 100 campaign.

We look forward to welcoming you!


Volunteers' Week 2020

Volunteers' Week 2020


We are marking VOLUNTEERS' WEEK 2020 with a new video premiering each day across our social media from 1st - 7th June. You'll be able to see a new one at 10am on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, and they'll appear from Monday onwards in the YouTube playlist embedded below.



These videos include Heather Choudhary on hospitality, welcoming and being part of the stitching team; Jill Foalks on singing in the choir; Catherine Warr on being a voluntary verger; Mike and Elaine de Villiers on their contributions to education and Fairtrade respectively; Jill Wright on the Friends of Bradford Cathedral; and Monica Slocombe on being a steward / sidesman.


Volunteers Celebration

The week will conclude with a special online celebration at 1pm on Saturday 6th June for all volunteers to watch, which will include specially recorded ‘thank you’ messages from the clergy and staff at Bradford Cathedral, extra videos from volunteers, and a slideshow of selfies and photos of volunteers going about their incredible work and showing off their certificates. Links to this video will be available soon.


Bradford Volunteer Centre

The Bradford Volunteer Centre are organising a ‘cheer for volunteers’ at 8pm on Monday 1st June and we would like to encourage all our volunteers to take part. There are also lots of other great things happening as well for you to get involved in!


Volunteering Week.