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Volunteers

At Glastonbury Abbey we have a large number of volunteers who contribute to the running of the abbey across all areas in a wide range of roles. Some of these roles include working on our welcome desk, on educational activities, at our events, on our collections, in our gardens, and with our wildlife.

Whilst volunteering at the abbey you not only get to learn about the abbey's history, archaeology and architecture, but you also get to be part of a large, friendly team.

We hold occasional social events for volunteers throughout the year. Volunteers receive training, a membership after a specified number of hours and also discount in the abbey shop, and café. As a volunteer you are also included in our membership scheme with access to special events/occasions within the abbey as well as a quarterly newsletter. There is also the possibility of free entry to special events.

If you are interested in applying to become a volunteer or if you would like more information on volunteering at Glastonbury Abbey, please contact Marcelle Murdoch, Volunteer Coordinator, either by phone or by e-mail at volunteer@glastonburyabbey.com.

Why Volunteer?

  • Share your skills and knowledge
  • Learn new things
  • Make new friends
  • Strengthen your CV
  • Be part of a team

What Our Volunteers Say

"No two days are the same. Great variety."

"A good place with an excellent atmosphere."

"I enjoy connecting with the public and being given the opportunity to learn more about history and everyday life in times gone by."

"I like the opportunity it gives me for meeting and interacting with people, visitors and staff which I might not otherwise have had."

"A great privilege to welcome people to such a beautiful and historic place."

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer - Meet & Greet

The role of the Meet and Greet volunteer is to welcome the coach visitors when they arrive in St Dunstan’s car park, give information both about the abbey, the town, and other local sites and to help them fulfil their expectations of their visit to Glastonbury. This Volunteer role provides the first point of contact with our visitors by coach and is of great value to the abbey.

Volunteer - Meet & Greet Information

Volunteer Application Form

Welcoming Volunteer

The role of the volunteer at the Welcome Desk is to welcome the visitor on arrival and help them fulfil their expectations of their visit to the Abbey. To give information both about the Abbey, the town, and other local sites. The Welcome Desk is a main point of contact with the public, and is also available to those staff should they need extra help. There are also some sales from the Welcome Desk. This is a varied role and of great value to the Abbey.

Welcoming Volunteer Information

Volunteer Application Form

Learning Volunteer

Learning Volunteers are part of the Learning Team, which offers a range of activities to children visiting with their school, Family Learning and All Age Learning. In term time activities are geared to primary age children in groups of 10 to 15, usually in the museum, or the Outdoor Learning space in the summer. In holiday times, simple activities and trails are offered for families to do together, and occasionally family craft workshops or demonstrations for All Age Learning.

Learning Volunteer Information

Volunteer Application Form

Wildlife Volunteer

We are looking for Wildlife Volunteers who will help engage visitors with the wildlife of the abbey and create a valuable visitor experience.

This is a highly valued role which involves being out and about in the grounds sharing information and answering questions.

If you are interested please call 01458 832267 or email info@glastonburyabbey.com

There's more information on the document below.

Wildlife Volunteer Information

Volunteer Application Form

Application Form

If you are interested in volunteering at the abbey, please download and complete the application form.

Application Form Information

Volunteer Application Form