Join our team of Dippy volunteers!

Fancy working with a dinosaur in 2021? If so, then Norwich Cathedral may have just have the post for you!

Norwich Cathedral is preparing to host the Natural History Museum’s Dippy the Diplodocus and now the search is on to find an enthusiastic team of volunteers to play a part in this prehistoric adventure.

The famous 26-metre long (85ft) dinosaur cast – which for many years took centre stage in the Natural History Museum’s Hinzte Hall before embarking on the current UK tour - will take up residence in Norwich Cathedral’s Nave from 13 July until 30 October 2021.
Ahead of Dippy’s visit, the Cathedral is looking to recruit up to 200 volunteers to join the Dippy team as Visitor Experience Volunteers and Dippy Duty Manager Volunteers.

All volunteers will play a key role in helping to make this ambitious exhibition a huge success and in return volunteers will gain unique experience of working on a major National History Museum project in one of Norwich’s most historic landmarks.

You don’t need to have previous experience of volunteering, or be a dinosaur expert to get involved. You just need to enjoy meeting people, have a friendly and helpful attitude and lots of enthusiasm!

The Visitor Experience Volunteers will help visitors engage with the Dippy on Tour exhibition and the Cathedral and assist with special events.

Find out more about the visitor experience volunteer role here

The Dippy Duty Manager Volunteers will lead the visitor experience volunteers and will need to commit to volunteering for one day a week or more throughout the Dippy on Tour exhibition.

Find out more about the Dippy duty manager role here

For more information about the volunteer roles, email

Dippy on Tour is brought to you by the Natural History Museum in partnership with the Garfield Weston Foundation, and supported by Dell EMC and Williams and Hill.