Once you have agreed your preferred role, the Volunteer Liaison Officer will arrange for you to start the Induction process with a Welcome Induction in the Learning Centre at Pickering. There, we will take you through the history of the railway, details of the line, what being a volunteer means, our values and general safety.

If you are going to be trackside whilst volunteering, we will also arrange for you to complete Personal Track Safety (PTS) training, usually on the same day.

The Volunteer Liaison Officer will arrange for you to go to your chosen department for a First Day Briefing, where you will learn everything you need to know. This may take a few weeks to arrange, depending upon the time of year. We will also agree the dates of your first four or five turns with us and after that we will review your progress with you. If we like you and most importantly if you like us, you will become an established volunteer. 

Note: If you intend to become a member of the footplate crew or to work in the Motive Power Depot (MPD), you will attend a separate induction session at Grosmont. This consists of the Welcome Induction and First Day Briefing all in one go. It is slightly different because of the unique safety risks associated with the MPD.