Volunteer at Westminster Abbey

We look for enthusiastic, committed people to join our team of volunteers. If there are volunteer vacancies, they will be listed below.

All successful applicants will need to undergo a Criminal Records check.

Current vacancies

Honorary Steward Volunteers - Ref:VOL007

The Abbey wishes to recruit a number of volunteers to serve as Honorary Stewards, a unique role established in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition. The volunteer role involves assisting at Services by welcoming, seating and directing members of the congregation.

Honorary Stewards are expected to be available for duty for at least five Sunday Services, on a minimum of three Sundays, every quarter; ten Stewards being usually required for each week’s Sunday services. Honorary Stewards are also expected to be available for duty for at least two “Special” Services each quarter, most of which are during the week. These can be Memorial Services or Services to recognise anniversaries, public events or organisations.

Closing date Tuesday, 20th December 2022 at 12.00 PM

How to apply: 

Please return your completed application form by email to: [email protected]


Closing Date:

Applications will need to be submitted by noon on Tuesday 20 December 2022. Applicants will be notified by 20 January 2023, if they are to be selected for interview during February 2023 on dates to be agreed.



Westminster Abbey is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk. To prevent them from harm, we undertake appropriate checks on staff and volunteers and require them to complete relevant safeguarding training and a basic level criminal record check.  Westminster Abbey is an Equal Opportunities Employer.  

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