Volunteer Resources

This section contains information for volunteers about their work.  The Volunteer Coordinator is also available to give advice and guidance on volunteering matters.

Volunteering Opportunities

Cathedral Policy on Recruiting and Managing Volunteers

This document sets out the procedures for paid staff and volunteer team leaders to follow when recruiting volunteers.  Southwark Cathedral is a signatory to the Greater London Volunteer Charter.

Volunteer Handbook

The handbook contains advice and information for volunteers.  It applies to a range of volunteering roles.  There are more detailed handbooks for Stewards, Guides, Welcomers and Day Chaplains.

Guide to Booking Rooms and Organising Events at Southwark Cathedral

This Guide by the Cathedral Administrator explains how to book rooms, organise events in the Cathedral, obtain room keys and order refreshments.

External organisations should consult the webpage on Venue Hire.

Application Form

This is the standard application form for use when recruiting volunteers.  You will need to add the correct return address.

Guidance on taking up references

​It is good practice to take up a reference before appointing new volunteers.  This document offers advice on how to do it.