Volunteer With Us


Volunteer With Us

Make new friends, enhance your skills and play your part in Bishop Auckland’s bright future, all by volunteering with The Auckland Project.

Volunteers are a vital part of the team at The Auckland Project.

In 2016 alone they spent more than 11,000 hours supporting the charity in a wide range of activities in and around Auckland Castle.

Now, even while the Castle is closed for restoration, a variety of opportunities still exist to get involved and these will only continue to grow as our Future Plans progress.

But what’s in it for you?

  1. Volunteering with The Auckland Project means becoming part of an ambitious charity and a friendly, motivated team.
  2. It’s a chance to share your skills and learn new ones.
  3. Enjoy new experiences and meet new people.
  4. Play a part in the revitalisation of Bishop Auckland

Please click here to read more about these benefits from some of our existing volunteers.

Over the coming months we will be releasing new Volunteer Role Profiles outlining the specific opportunities available in all aspects of the charity’s activities, including the Mining Art Gallery, Spanish Gallery, Faith Museum, Auckland Castle, Walled Garden, Deer Park and grounds.

These could be behind the scenes, helping us to run effectively or front of house, greeting guests and helping to ensure visitors to the town have an unforgettable experience.

Applications are open to anyone aged 18 or over, unless otherwise stated, and no previous experience is required.

Specialist training may also be included in some roles, offering further opportunities to enhance your CV.

To view details of our current volunteering vacancies and to register your interest please click here.

Anyone who feels they have skills to share with the charity that are not covered by any of the role profiles can also email Head of Volunteering, Michele Armstrong.

Further information about volunteering while receiving benefits is available here

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