Our volunteers play a vital role in all the work we do. You do not need any previous experience of working or volunteering on a railway; there are hundreds of volunteers up and down the line performing a variety of enjoyable, meaningful and challenging roles which extend beyond operating and maintaining our trains.

Meet Geoff, Station Foreman

Working in a small team at our stations, the Station Foreman looks after the despatch of our services and liaises with the Train Guard to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for our passengers. 

Find out more about the Operating Department and how you can join the team.

Meet CharlotteLineside Conservation Volunteer.

The lineside is the land between the running lines of the railway and the edge of our landholding. It is an incredible 18miles long, traversing many different habitats and it is rich in both a natural and cultural heritage.

Find out more about volunteering with the Lineside Conservation Team.

Meet Charlie, Train Guard

Probably one of the most responsible tasks on the railway is that facilitated by our Guards. The role is much more than blowing a loud whistle and waving a green flag. Each Guard is responsible for his or her train, the passengers and the volunteers and staff working on board.

Find out about how you can become a Guard with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Meet Beth, Locomotive Driver

It's every child's dream is to become an Engine Driver. Today the North Yorkshire Moors Railway allows this to become reality. Starting as a Locomotive Cleaner, you can work your way through the ranks to Fireman, Passed Fireman, then to Driver. 

Find out more and start your journey to become a locomotive driver on our heritage railway.