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Volunteer Recruitment Train Published: 8th July 2022

On Sunday the 24th July, the West Somerset Railway will be running a special volunteer recruitment train.

Travel with us on the 10:00 service from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard or the 12:30 service from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead and meet some of the volunteers who keep the railway running.

Refreshments will be supplied and you will be free to travel back on any scheduled service.

Volunteering at the West Somerset Railway requires no previous railway experience. Not all jobs involve getting dirty and there are some jobs that you can do if you are not fully mobile.

Vacancies for volunteers exist in all departments. Customer facing jobs include the booking office, platform staff, retail and catering, or our information office at Minehead. Some jobs are a little more physical, including gardening and travelling ticket inspectors. Any training needed will be provided and medicals may be required in some safety critical positions.

You will be working with other volunteers, all of whom are there because they enjoy working on the railway, freely giving up their time to support the railway.

If you have some free time and would like to volunteer, come and meet the team, travel on the train, and see what we are all about.