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Volunteer Role


Purpose of role

To bring the Newdigate bakehouse to life by demonstrating the art of baking in the wood-fired bread oven.



Tasks you might be carrying out

To bake and undertake other demonstrations relevant to the bakehouse in order to interpret Newdigate Bakehouse to visitors of all ages

To follow environmental health procedures as the baked goods will be available for the general public.

To undertake beginning and end of day routines and checks for the kitchen



This role would be a great fit if you:

  • Have an interest in historic baking
  • Enjoy speaking to small groups of all ages
  • Enjoy learning new skills as part of a team
  • Have an understanding of the importance of hygiene in food preparation areas and attention to detail in following food handling information.
  • Have a keen interest in history and heritage
  • You’re willing to get involved to inspire and delight our visitors




The nature of this role is physically demanding and at times can be working in a hot and smoky environment. There will also be some long periods of standing.



Time Commitment:

This volunteer role is available 7 days a week and we are particularly looking for volunteers who can commit to at least one weekend day a month.

Ideally, volunteers will be available between 10.00am and 5.00pm however, we are happy to accommodate a morning or afternoon shift with notice.

We would greatly appreciate a time commitment of at least 3 hours at a time.

This role will be available on a rota and volunteers can sign up to volunteer once a week or once a month.




We have a vast array of training to support our volunteers in offering an exceptional visitor experience.

During your induction you will be expected to attend the following training sessions:

  • The Museum in 2020
  • Environmental Health Training
  • Newdigate Bakehouse Training Session