Railway Conservation. Run by Volunteers. Not for Profit.
Many of our passengers may not realise how reliant upon volunteers the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is. There are hundreds of volunteers up and down the line performing a variety of exciting and challenging roles. Once your perfect role has been discovered you could be helping out on the railway within days.
We are always looking for interested people who can spare some time. There are a wide range of volunteering opportunities available, covering virtually every aspect of the Railway’s activities. Whilst some roles require a significant time commitment, others do not. If you want to get your hands dirty, there are plenty of opportunities, but if manual work is not for you, there is also a wide range of choices. In some cases, you do not even have to come to the Railway to help us.
Volunteering presents you with the opportunity to meet new people, from all walks of life, gain worthwhile skills and results in a real sense of achievement. Come and meet us at our upcoming Volunteer Recruitment Day on 14 April 2019.
There are many different areas that you can volunteer in, below is a list of some of the options along with any specific roles we are currently looking for applicants for. View some of the current volunteer vacancies in our Jobs section. Please take a look and then complete the 'Get Involved' enquiry from if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.
Get Involved Q&A
With 350,000 people travelling on the NYMR, there is inevitably plenty of administration work to be done behind the scenes.Read more
Assistance is needed in delivering our education programme and maintaining our valuable archives.Read more
Join the Customer Services team and help our passengers with inquiries about services and general information about the Railway.Read more
Whether preparing, cooking or serving the food we need enthusiastic people with a passion for local food.Read more
Each of our four main stations has a supporting Station Group, helping maintain and improve the standard of its station.Read more
We have a large number of structures and buildings along the line, which all need maintaining, and, in many instances updating.Read more
The Department has to provide Guards, Signalmen, Control Staff, Ticket Inspectors, Booking Clerks & Platform Staff.Read more
Utilise existing skills or gain new ones working on maintenance and heavy overhauls of our fleet of locomotives or heritage carriages.Read more