Learning and skills support 


Embark on an educational adventure with The Learning and Skills team at The Auckland Project! We don't just teach subjects; we ignite a passion for learning that spans from the tender age of 3 to the dynamic world of university education.


Picture this: A vibrant journey where young minds explore the wonders of our historical sites, transforming each visit into an unforgettable learning experience. From the magic of hands-on activities to captivating stories, we seamlessly weave education and excitement, making every moment a stepping stone to knowledge.


But that's not all! The thrill extends beyond our sites, as our team brings the excitement directly to schools through exhilarating outreach programs. Imagine the joy on students' faces as they delve into a world of discovery within the familiar walls of their classrooms.

Join us in breaking the mould of traditional education. The Auckland Project's Learning and Skills team is not just shaping minds; we're fostering a love for learning that lasts a lifetime. Let's make education an exhilarating journey where curiosity knows no bounds!



The Auckland Project market place Bishop Auckland Various Visitor Attraction venues

Key Activities

  • Helping to develop sessions
  • Helping to create resources for sessions
  • Supporting with managing groups of school children/young people
  • Lead on activities supported by the team


How much time will I be expected to give?

You choose, we will add all the opportunities to support these activities to your bespoke volunteer page once they are booked, and then you can sign up to sessions running Monday to Friday, in school term times, usually between the hours of 9am and 3pm.

There may be additional opportunities as we develop further initiatives such as homework clubs, and initiatives during school holidays.


What skills and qualities do I need?

Absolutely no experience or qualifications are necessary for this fantastic opportunity to acquire new skills. We believe this role is perfect for individuals who:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Possess excellent communication skills, and are adept at initiating conversations with young people of all ages

· Are proactive with a positive nature

· Enthusiastic and willing to learn about the galleries and spaces

· Reliable, well-presented, friendly and polite

 · Comfortable collaborating as part of a team

• Are able to undertake the activity with and without supervision


We are excited to welcome people with some or all of these qualities to the team.


What support and training will I receive?

Don’t worry we’ve got you, with a warm welcome and some great training:

You’ll kick things off with a friendly welcome session, a great way to dive into your new adventure. Shadowing team members will help you to get to grips with the different activities.


What will you expect from me as Learning and skills support volunteer?

Your volunteering will be a big deal, you will be helping make Bishop Auckland even better. Here’s what we need from you, simple and clear


  • Be on time and reliable, show up for your shift/activity ready to go.
  • Dress the part – just follow our advice on what to wear.

· Be buddies with everyone – staff, volunteers and visitors We are all in this together!

· Learn the ropes – take the training we offer, and join meetings when they happen.

· Spread the positivity – you are our ambassador, keep it upbeat.

 · Safety first – know what to do in case of fire or emergency.

 · Stick to the rules – our policies and procedures are our team playbook, let’s play by them

  • Complete a DBS check


What can I expect from gifting my time as a     Learning and skills support volunteer?

Here’s what you can expect from this fantastic opportunity – clear and important:


A warm and delightful experience for you and our visiting schools/universities

  • Joining a team that’s not just motivated but also friendly and dedicated

· The chance to learn and develop fresh skills and experiences; fine-tune your excellent communication skills

· Fair respect and treatment – you’re a valued part of the team!

· We see and appreciate the difference you make – recognition and gratitude are part of the deal.

· Meeting a diverse range of people, making connections and forging new friendships.

· Personal satisfaction that you have truly enhanced the children’s/young people’s experience.

· Valuable work experience, especially if you have an eye for a future in the culture and heritage or education sector.

· A CV and job application boost – real, hands-on experience to set you apart.


How to apply