Volunteers are the life-blood of the Railway. Without the volunteers there would be no East Somerset Railway! We can never have enough volunteers so if you have a couple of spare free hours to learn a new skill or teach us a new skill then we would love to hear from you.

Steam trains run every weekend throughout our season March - October, and in high season we also run Wednesdays and Thursdays as well. To enable us to do this we need the help of volunteers. There are so many varied jobs around the railway so whatever your professional background, skills or interest, there will be a role for you and your help will contribute to the ongoing success of the East Somerset Railway. Full training will be given where necessary.

Examples of jobs are welcoming and helping our visitors, on the footplate as a driver or fireman, guard, staffing the ticket office and shop, maintaining and restoring engines and stock, maintaining trackwork and signalling and maintaining our buildings and grounds.

The time required is down to you and how much time you can spare. Want to know more? Call the office on 01749 880417 or e-mail [email protected].

To become a volunteer you must be a member of the East Somerset Railway.

If you between 14 - 18 years old and you want to help out then no problem, you can join our junior volunteer section!

Become a Member

Volunteer Roles

We have a number of roles available at the station currently, including Crossing Keeper, Platform Guides and  Travelling Ticket Inspector. 

 To view some of the current roles that we have available, please download the PDF where you will find a full description of duties, details and benefits for each role. 

If any of the roles grap your interest please contact us on [email protected] or call 01749 880417 to find out more.