A large proportion of the staff that you see working at RH&DR are volunteers - and there are many working in areas that you don’t see too!
There are no limits to the roles that a volunteer can undertake, and the Railway could not operate without these dedicated individuals who come from all walks of life.
If you have some spare time and would like to support the Railway then we would love to hear from you. Opportunities available include:
Assisting in our shops, serving customers, selling tickets and generally ensuring our visitors enjoy their day.
Those volunteers able to commit more time are able to progress through various training levels to achieve competencies in train dispatch, signalling and eventually driving.
Join our catering teams at any of our cafes, restaurants and tea rooms, offering hot and cold refreshments.
Come and be a bartender on our specially-designed Licensed Observation Car Gladys! Spend the day serving drinks and chatting to customers from on board the train.
MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION
There are opportunities to join the team which operates and maintain our Model Railway Exhibition, from chatting to customers to maintaining the large model layout.
Whether you’re an experienced gardener or a keen amateur, there are always opportunities to assist with maintaining and improving the garden areas around our station premises.
Even if you can only spare an hour or two, your help is appreciated.
For those who can wield a paintbrush and enjoy making our stations look attractive.
The more heavy-duty maintenance, our working parties run at weekends carrying out all kinds of maintenance on the track, station areas and level crossings.
Assisting at shows, exhibitions or special events and distributing Timetables in your local area, helping us ensure that everyone knows about our railway!
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH
If you are interested in joining us or have any queries, please complete the enquiry form below or pick up an application at one of our stations.