Minster Education is currently looking for more volunteers to help us with visits from schools and community groups. If you would be interested in joining us, please look at the information below and complete the form if you would like to join us!
Hull Minster offers a wide range of workshops to schools and community groups. These are mostly RE-focused, but there are other wider-curriculum workshops too. In the 2016/7 academic year, we engaged with over 1,800 children through workshops and assemblies.
All our visits are led and organised by Charlotte Peckett (Children Youth and Schools Worker), often with the assistance of volunteers who lead sections of the workshop. Workshop leaders get to do a variety of activities, such as re-enacting a baptism, acting as WW2 ARP warden Bill Todd, teaching children Bible stories and leading them on an architectural trail around the building. For more on the kind of workshops we offer, please look at our Education brochure below.
What makes an Education volunteer?
Minster Education volunteers are people passionate about working with children and helping them to explore new concepts in our amazing building. They're an incredible group who make learning fun, interactive and interesting as children experience education outside the classroom. They don't need to be experienced, but they do need to be enthusiastic and eager to work with our team to give young people the best experience they can.
Education volunteers need to be free during the daytime to help with school visits - this doesn't have to be all-week, but at least semi-regularly! Our current team is a mix of retirees, part-time workers and students, all of whom have other commitments on their time!
Volunteers do not have to be Christian (although that is preferred, as it will help with answering the many, many questions children and teenagers ask on their visits!) but do need to be sympathetic to the Christian faith. As we are a church, schools in particular come to us to teach about the Christian faith and expect us to know more than they do and be able to articulate why people believe and do certain things.
Volunteers must be willing to complete a Volunteer Application form, including references and safeguarding checks, as is standard for all volunteering at Hull Minster and required to work with under 18s. They should also be willing to attend relevant training sessions.
I'm interested - what now?
If you think you're the person we're looking for, and that we're a place you'd love to volunteer with, use the form below or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll discuss the next steps.
We look forward to hearing from you!