Stainmore Railway Company is a not for profit volunteer run group.
We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities.
If you would like to join our friendly team please read on.
Having started with nothing but a decaying station building in the year 2000, the progress we’ve achieved in the years since has been nothing short of astounding. We’re regularly commended for the quality of our restoration work, having won numerous awards including the National Railway Heritage Award Scheme and others.
We have big plans for the future, some of which we have already started, but now we need you! After emerging from the pandemic, we have found that we simply don’t have the numbers of volunteers we need to fully reopen to the public. As such, we’ve begun to actively recruit new volunteers who are able to keep the project thriving into the future.
As a small organization, we’re able to offer an incredibly welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. Whether or not you have an interest in railways, ability or previous experience, you’ll be warmly welcomed. Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds currently aged 16 - 90, as well as a number of neuro-divergent volunteers, proudly supporting them to develop new skills and value their contribution to the project, we also provide supervision for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Please take a look at just some of the exciting opportunities we have to offer...
- Completed application form
- Compliance with our health and safety requirements listed in the volunteer handbook
- Commitment to attend KSE as required by the role(s) you undertake (see individual descriptions of roles)
For some roles, you must be at least 18 years of age and to meet medical fitness standards (safety critical work)
If you have additional needs and wish to discuss them in confidence before volunteering please contact us in advance
We also welcome remote volunteering for those unable to attend KSE in person
If you would like to find out more about volunteering, please email us or message the Facebook page and one of our team will get back to you.