We're delighted to be the second cathedral in the country to support the Volition programme. Volition identifies volunteer roles for unemployed people. At the same time we bring a sharp focus to their employability and skills needs, and create a structured pathway to support them back to work

Volition Volunteers are interested in volunteering to improve their job prospects. Each volunteer we recruit is of working age and looking for work. Very often, people have not had any support in finding a job and unemployment has been a feature of their lives for many years. By making the most of the iconic position of the cathedral as a Civic Leader in the city we are uniquely placed to galvanise business and partners in a new way, to create opportunities for jobs and skills development. In this way, volunteers are contributing to their community AND improving their own chances of employment longer term.

Every volunteer knows when they join Volition that this is something they are choosing to do, for themselves and their future job prospects. Volunteering is often a new experience for them and to get them started we structure the first 10 weeks with great experiences as well as the time they spend as a volunteer.

Find out more about this exciting programme