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Our railway needs you!

Volunteers are the backbone of the Mid Hants Railway. We currently have about 450 volunteers who do everything from driving the trains and maintaining the rolling stock, tracks and stations to providing customer facing retail and catering services.

Some people volunteer for one day per month, whilst others volunteer for several days per week; some people fit their volunteering around their work commitments whilst others join us when they retire.

Whether you have relevant skills or you would like to do something totally different, we will make you welcome.

So why should you join?

  • To be part of a historical legacy, preserving steam travel for future generations.
  • To work with a group of like minded, dedicated people with a common purpose.
  • To see and hear the delight of visitors enjoying all your hard work is a truly rewarding feeling.
  • Volunteering keeps your mind active and many tasks will help you keep physically active too.

Watch this short film where some of our amazing volunteers tell you why they volunteer at our railway.

Find out more...
To find out more about some of the activities of our volunteers, watch our short films:

If you would like to hear more about the wide variety of volunteer roles that are available, please come along to a Volunteers Welcome Day at Alresford station. The next Volunteers Welcome Day is TBC in light of the current Covid-19 situation.

If you have a specific role in mind, Contact us and we will forward your details to the relevant department recruiter.

New volunteer role for 16-24 year olds

Become a Young Explainer and be part of our tour guide team providing behind the scenes tours of our workshops at Ropley.

If you are interested, please contact Karen Butler on info@watercressline.co.uk

Read an article about a young volunteer's enjoyable time on the railway.

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