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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 Kath Brooks, Volunteer Coordinator, either by phone or by e-mail at

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

Welcome 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.

Welcome 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

Events Volunteer

Glastonbury Abbey has a long history of providing and hosting a varied programme of events. These include outdoor theatre productions from touring companies, musical events, historical re-enactments and festivals.

Besides meeting new people this is an opportunity to help the abbey create a pleasurable experience for those attending events by working as part of a team.

Find out more on the role description below.

Events Volunteer Information

Volunteer Application Form