Once you have completed the Volunteer Expression of Interest you will be invited to our next Introduction to Volunteering session held at the Learning Centre, Pickering Station. These group sessions take place throughout the year and provide an opportunity for you to meet members of the NYMR team, engage with other prospective volunteers and gain further insight into volunteering here at the heritage railway and living museum. In addition, this session will include the required SMS safety briefing and you will be advised of the next steps of the application process.

To progress your volunteer journey and onboard you into the NYMR, you will receive an email inviting you to complete our full Volunteer Application Form. This will include a link to our Volunteer Handbook which contains useful and important information you will need to know about your volunteering experience with the NYMR.

Once returned to [email protected] your application will be viewed by your preferred department for consideration. At this stage you may be contacted to discuss your application in more detail and arrange an informal onsite meeting. Depending on the department, you may be invited to attend a further role specific introduction session or taster day.

For approved applications, you will be invited to a first day briefing within your department where you will learn everything you need to know and receive your NYMR ID card.

As of 1st June 2023, working volunteers will no longer be expected to be Members of NYMR. 

Should volunteers wish to, there is still the option to join as a full Adult Member, at a cost of £40.00 (£38.00 if paid by direct debit) or as Joint Adult Members at £72.00 (£70.00 if paid by Direct Debit). Junior membership is £20.00. This will entitle you to 4 copies of Moors Line and will entitle you to have voting rights at the AGM.