Become a volunteer
To keep its doors open to the public, the museum relies on volunteers!
Volunteering at the museum is a great way to make new friends and learn new skills. Jobs vary enormously - it's not all backbreaking
track work, or driving and firing steam locos; some of the tasks are quite simple and enjoyable. Even though some jobs may seem quite
trivial, no one should ever look at the job being unimportant! All jobs in a voluntary based organisation are vital,
and any contribution, big or small, is appreciated.
Prior to Members and Volunteers participating in on-site activities, each are required to submit a National Police Certificate, also referred to as a 'police check', to the Chairman or Vice Chairman. These certificates will be treated as ‘confidential’ and will be returned to the Member or Volunteer.
Current Positions Vacant
Below is a list of current volunteer positions the Museum is targeting. If you feel you could assist, please contact the museum.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
The following list below is just a simple cross section of the types of jobs and work that can be undertaken at the museum.
Please remember the jobs listed do not require any special qualifications - mainly a bit of training and common sense:
» Exhibit maintenance (dusting, cleaning windows, restoration work)
» Book shop sales
» Archival work
» Tour guides
» Track work
» Data entry and mailouts
» Ticket conductor or guard
Specialised talents, for example qualified trades (plumbing, electrical, boiler making, carpentry, mechanical etc) and administrative duties (finance, marketing, promotional, IT) are highly regarded.
So if you can spare some of your time, even if it is just a few hours here and there, please contact the museum.