Wednesday, 06 April 2016 06:43

Brick by Brick - Volunteering in the heart of the community

St Edmundsbury Cathedral is looking for volunteers to help them recreate history brick by brick. This exciting project will see Suffolk’s Cathedral and the mother church of the Diocese recreated entirely of LEGO® bricks.

This fantastic project to build a LEGO model of Bury St Edmunds most iconic building launches on 28th May 2016. Visitors will be able to donate a brick and the first brick laid will mark a moment in history. This project is of national significance, being only the forth Cathedral in the UK to be interpreted in this way.

The LEGO build will create volunteering opportunities for all to get involved, whether becoming a model builder yourself, to welcoming and encouraging the community to get involved with the Cathedral.

The Very Reverend Dr Frances Ward said, ‘We are passionate at St Edmundsbury Cathedral about creating a high quality experience of volunteering for all ages. Our new Lego Cathedral gives volunteers a chance to get involved with a tremendous project which will give those involved to gain core skills and experience with a great buzz. Be assured of a real welcome if you think this might be for you’.

The experience will give our volunteers the opportunity to learn new skills and provide essential evidence of work experience for CV’s, job applications and for those considering university or further education courses. Our volunteers will learn some key life skills, improve personal communication, build their confidence, develop excellent customer care skills, gain an insight into public engagement initiatives and hone their personal skills dealing with the public.

There are two different volunteering roles for this project:

The LEGO steward will be based in our Cathedral shop and responsible for welcoming visitors and taking donations for bricks to be added to the model located in the Cathedral.

The LEGO builder will be based at the model in the Cathedral and will welcome visitors, inform them about the project and follow the building plan to assist visitors to place their bricks in the correct position.

There will be fun training sessions for volunteers that will take place in early -mid May 2016 and the volunteer team will be supported by welcoming and friendly Cathedral staff.

If you are interested in volunteering on this nationally significant project please contact, Hannah Ratcliffe, Visitor Services Co-ordinator

E-mail - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel 01284 748730

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