Transporter of Delicious Delights

Bishop Auckland

This volunteer role will support the development of our food and beverage team as we grow and progress our visitor offer with the provision of delicious food to tempt our visitors.

The activities include transporting delicious delights from our Central Kitchen in Shildon to destinations serving our visitors in and around Bishop Auckland. A great opportunity for someone who likes driving, loves food, wants to help pave the way in developing this activity and is seeking a more active volunteering role.


Undertaking all training and briefings required for the role 

Driving the delivery vehicle 

Making sure that the vehicle is ok to use  

Picking, prioritising & loading produce  

Supporting with the presentation standards of the vehicle 

Ensuring our delicious delights are loaded in line with our procedures  

Reporting of all vehicle faults and defects  

Complying with Road Traffic Legislation & Highway Code 

Food tasting (sounds delicious)

Skills & Qualities

Have loads of enthusiasm 

Are within age range 25-70 (for insurance purposes) 

Have a full clean car driving licence held for a minimum of 2 years  

Have good verbal communication and organisational skills 

Are willing to undertake training and ongoing monitoring to maintain a high-quality standard 

Be able to undertake tasks independently

Are fairly fit  

Will adhere to TAP policies and procedures including H&S and Safeguarding (An induction will help to cover this) 

Has the ability to be non-judgemental and acknowledge an individual’s right to space

Has a neat personal appearance 

Ideally is First aid trained (this is desirable not a requirement) 

When & Where?

Having a flexible approach to time management is key.  We would prefer people who can commit to at least once a week, but this is a suggestion and we are happy to discuss this further with you.

This volunteering activity will be available Wednesday to Sunday (from March 2022) picking up and delivery estimated to be between 9am and 11am on each activity shift.

You will be asked to provide and wear appropriate clothing and footwear, role/activity dependent.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

The Auckland Project is unable to reimburse travel expenses.

Volunteer Benefits

It’s an exciting time! Your volunteering will be directly contributing to the regeneration of Bishop Auckland.

In joining our community of custodians, you should find that every time you volunteer, you will be setting off on an adventure, where you can achieve a sense of wellbeing, which may well include: --feeling good, smiling lots, finding or enhancing skills, meeting new people, achieving a sense of purpose and having fun. It may well be an opportunity to rediscover/discover you

What’s in it for me? 

The chance to do something different  

Experience, challenge, a development and ‘CV-building’ opportunity – ‘a chance to grow’ 


What’s in it for the Auckland Project? 

Enthusiastic, informed, kind, responsible people – ‘The Right Stuff’! – representing The Auckland Project 

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Hours: More than Likely 9am to 11am either Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Type: Museums/Heritage

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