The Cathedral treasures the multitude of volunteers who help make its services, programs, special events, tours and day-to-day operations possible.

Who may volunteer at the Cathedral?

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and preferably commit a minimum of one year of service.

What are the main positions in which Cathedral volunteers serve?

Volunteers serve in a range of areas that require different skill sets. Schedules and time commitments for positions vary.

  • Administrative Support
    Duties and time commitment vary by department and may include answering phones, researching, photocopying, filing, typing, writing, organizing, data entry, etc. Basic computer skills are required. Must be available during business hours.
  • Altar Guild (Linen & Silver)
    Help clean and polish silver and brass. Meets regularly on weekends.
  • Altar Guild (Liturgical Fabrics)
    Preserve fine altar cloths and garments with help of expert craftsmen and women. Meets regularly but allows for flexible schedules.
  • Archives
    Conduct historical research on the Cathedral and sort, inventory, and file records. An interest in U.S. and/or Episcopal history a plus. Training provided. Must be available during business hours.
  • Bell Ringer
    Ring the ten English peal bells in the central tower on Sundays and for special occasions. Training provided.
  • Center for Prayer & Pilgrimage
    Staff this quiet, meditative space in the Cathedral and welcome visitors coming for prayer and reflection.
  • Crossroads
    Greet and guide labyrinth walkers on the last Tuesday evening of each month.
  • Docents
    Share the Cathedral with visitors from around the world. Present interpretive tours and answer questions about the art, architecture, mission, and history. Must successfully complete training program.
  • Special Events
    Check passes/tickets and welcome guests at concerts, lectures, conferences, and special services.
  • Summer Evening Program
    Offer assistance to visitors on a Tuesday or Thursday evening in the summer when the Cathedral stays open late. Training provided.
  • Ushers
    Welcome, direct, and seat guests at services and special events. Training provided. A minimum of two Sunday services per month is required.

Are there any other ways to volunteer?

Members of the Cathedral Congregation also serve in the Urban Ministries and Hospitality programs.

I’m ready to become a Cathedral volunteer. What’s next?

Thank you for your interest. Please complete the Prospective Volunteer Form and a staff member will be in touch.

Prospective Volunteer Form

 

Contact

For any additional questions, please contact:

Valerie Ciccone
202-537-8990
volunteer@cathedral.org

Choral Evensong with Recognition of Cathedral Volunteers