Helping others

The current crisis has shown us that community spirit is alive and well with many examples of kindness and neighbourliness. Many people find themselves confined to home. But others, following the Government’s guidelines, are able to help in the community. Here are some tips on Tips-for-safe-volunteering.

If you feel you could volunteer in some way, do look at ‘Home But Not Alone’, which is a Suffolk-focused service that connects people who want to volunteer in their communities with people who need help during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is run through a system called Tribe-Volunteer, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. If you need help from a volunteer please phone freephone 0800 876 6926 (9.00 am to 5.00 pm, seven days a week)

We have all been inspired by Captain Tom Moore and his amazing fundraising effort for the NHS. The NHS staff are doing such a wonderful job at present.


You may wish to support our local NHS Trust at the West Suffolk Hospital. Find out more here
If you wish to help in a practical way (making scrubs), this is their current appeal 

The local foodbank, Gatehouse, also needs financial support. Donations can be made via their LocalGiving page

St Edmundsbury Cathedral has a team of over 300 volunteers who support us in various ways, from tending the gardens to welcoming our many visitors. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, develop skills and give something back to the local community.


Obviously at the moment, none of our regular volunteers are able to carry out their duties at the Cathedral. But we look forward to welcoming everyone back as soon as it is possible.

There are various roles available from behind the scenes support to more front facing opportunities. Find out more here here

For an informal conversation about volunteering or to find out further details please contact our Visits & Comms Manager on visits@stedscathedral.org or call 01284 748720 to arrange an appointment. All prospective volunteers are required to complete our application form and one module of online Safeguarding training.’