Assistant Baker

Imagine a world without cakes! So far this year we have sold nearly 35,000 scones, tray bakes and slices of cake and we understand the importance of a little sit-down to help our visitors to relax, refuel and refresh during their visit to The Vyne. With this is mind, we are building a dedicated and close working volunteer baking team to work alongside our kitchen staff.

By getting involved, you could -

Learn new baking skills, gain hands on experience

Be part of a positive and creative team

Help us make a profit, to continue our work looking after special places

Enjoy in house training to develop your hospitality skills and put them into practice

What’s involved?

Working with us to produce the best cake products possible for our visitors

Baking and preparing home-made cakes from National Trust recipes

Making sure there’s always enough food for sale on display

Getting to know the food you serve, where it is from, who makes it and is there anything special about food at The Vyne – its great information to share when there’s a queue

Getting to know and follow food hygiene and tea room procedures, so we take care of visitors’ health and safety

You are important in making sure things run as smoothly and safely as possible – this includes getting to know health and safety and evacuation procedures


This role will suit you if you are …

Already bake and want to extend your skills and experience

Would like to work as part of an enthusiastic food and beverage team


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Yes, Out-of-pocket travel costs between home and volunteering place will be paid (max. 30mile round trip), and other reasonable expenses agreed in advance
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Morning No No Yes No No Yes Yes
Afternoon No No Yes No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

All day Wednesday and ½ day Saturday or Sunday (am)


The Vyne
Vyne Road
Sherborne St John
RG24 9HL

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