For all sorts of reasons, a wide cross-section of people of all ages find volunteering at the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway both satisfying and fulfilling. Why not join us and make like-minded friends, learn new skills, have the satisfaction of contributing to something positive, and be a part of our rich history? Many of our volunteers are also members of the Ravenglass and Eskdale Preservation Society (RERPS). Discover more about becoming a member and benefits on the RERPS website.
We operate a seven-mile-long railway in the beautiful landscape of the Lake District National Park. Our volunteers play an important part in helping us maintain the high level of service that we provide. They carry out many safety-critical roles on the railway and are part of the committed and experienced team that runs our trains.
We like to think of our volunteers as being part of the Ravenglass Railway family. Like every family, we see some each week, some every few weeks, and others at varied times of the year. So whether you have a day a week, a week, a year, or longer to help the railway, it doesn't matter. It also doesn't matter if you've never done this sort of thing before. We can find a job that suits you and provide any training that you need.