Update: 18/03/20 - In light of the current government advice, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Volunteer Recruitment Day. Visit nymr.co.uk/coronavirus for more information.

Come and meet the team and learn more on Sunday 19th April!

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a not-for profit charitable organisation run as part of the local community. Day to day operation is carried out by volunteers who focus on improving the quality of the infrastructure, the railway vehicles and passenger experience. We are reliant upon volunteers and we need your help!

We need volunteers with the vast multitude of skills now required to run a heritage railway in the current environment; including some you may have not even have thought of. Having no previous railway experience is not a barrier. If you have the aptitude, enthusiasm and commitment, we will help you achieve your ambition to become a Driver or Fireman, a Guard or Ticket Inspector, a Signalman, a Station Foreman or Booking Clerk; all the roles recognisably associated with trains and railways.

Levisham signal boxIn fact, we are certain whatever your talents, we can use them on the railway. When starting as a volunteer, you will attend a welcome induction, which provides an overview of the railway, including basic safety. This is followed by a briefing, explaining your role, meeting your new colleagues, finding out about your work area and any safety related items. Then, throughout your time with us, volunteers receive further, friendly but professional, job related training necessary to meet the demands of new methods, equipment and legislation. At all times during the initial period, someone will be available to help you settle in; and, if you realise the role you have chosen is not for you, we will try and identify something else more suitable. Very soon you will be a member of the proudly professional, friendly family of volunteers who make the railway happen. The only thing you won’t understand is why you didn’t do it earlier!

Interested? Want to find out more? Then come along and meet representatives from all the departments who will be ready to speak with you, answer your questions and guide you in the right direction and if necessary, arrange for you to travel to a specific site to see things first hand. So what are you waiting for? Just fill out the form below so we can make sure everything is in place when you arrive. If you are not able to get to the Volunteer Day but would still like to learn more, further details on our volunteering page.


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