Volunteer opportunities

Hospital Chaplains

Would you like to use your good listening skills and your own experiences of faith to support others?  See more details.

Event Ambassador

Our Event Ambassadors play an important role in welcoming and meeting the needs of attendees to Diocesan events.

As an Event Ambassador you will support the wider Event team in ensuring that events run smoothly. You may be asked to do a range of things as the Event unfolds, and go where you are needed most. You will need to be prepared to go where you are needed, and be able to speak to a range of people. Read more » Apply.

School Governor Opportunities

The Diocese of Canterbury has 103 Schools and Academies that it supports. Each of these has a Governing Body made up of volunteers from all walks of life that support and challenge their school or academy to provide the best possible education for the children of their community. All Governors have three key roles:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Schools form an integral part to the Diocese overarching objectives of Living Faith, Building Communities and Transforming Lives. As a result, governors within our schools and academies have an additional role for developing and upholding the distinctive ethos of their prospective school or academy.

To be a governor you need:

  • Some time to offer in the evenings and during the day
  • Some skills to offer or a willingness to learn new ones
  • An interest in making a better future for your community
  • An interest in developing what is distinctively Christian in the school.

We have a number of posts available throughout the Diocese, so volunteer today and make a real difference to the future of your community. Training is available, and you do not need to have a child in a school to help.

If you would like to know more please contact Niki Paterson via npaterson@diocant.org 01227 459401 or speak to your local school.

Volunteers required for Diocesan House

Volunteers who can spare a few hours on an infrequent or more regular basis are sought for reception and administration duties at Diocesan House.

We are blessed with a small but growing number of sociable talented volunteers who help us occasionally or on a weekly/monthly basis and we would welcome contact from anyone with a few hours to spare. You will be guaranteed a warm welcome in our friendly offices and we will also provide training and expenses. For an informal chat, please contact Sarah Marsden: 01227 459 401 or email: smarsden@diocant.org