Junior Volunteers

The Junior Volunteers Group provides volunteering opportunities for young people, aged 10 to 16, who are keen to learn more about the operation of the NYMR and who would like to assist with the running of the railway. If you (or a member of your family) are under 16 years of age, there are many activities that you can take part in.

There are other opportunities, particularly for the older Junior Volunteer age range, 14 to 16. These include working with Levisham Station Group on a range of activities around the station or up the line and helping in one of the tearooms.

Junior MPD Group

If you are keen on working with locomotives and are aged 13 to 15 you can join the Junior Volunteers MPD Group. The Group meets one Saturday a month at Grosmont MPD, from April to October and also takes part in Junior Volunteers Week. Safety training will be given when joining the group.

Saturday Squad and Sunday Squad

The Saturday Squad and Sunday Squad meet each month from April to October, with occasional additional sessions. Sessions are held at different points on the railway, including the MPD, the Carriage & Wagon Works, Levisham Station, Newtondale Halt and Goathland Station. At the end of July, Junior Volunteers Week provides an in-depth, five-day experience of railway work, including activities such as TTI & guarding, loco cleaning, on-train catering, retailing, wagon restoration, stone-walling and fencing.

Members of the MPD Group and the Saturday and Sunday Squads take part in Junior Volunteers Week at the end of July. They work at various locations along the line, as well as at stations and on the trains. The wide range of activities on offer includes, MPD work, carriage cleaning, fencing, TTI, guarding, catering, retail, and signal maintenance. The Junior Volunteers are trained and supported by a team of Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors together with staff and other volunteers who all help to make the week a worthwhile experience.

Check out our 2016 Junior Volunteer Week Report. Please note that there may be a waiting list for each group.


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