Volunteer With Us

Over the past few years, our popular family visitor attraction has been expanding and developing. This is down to the time, commitment and efforts of our fabulous volunteer team.  At Ribble we know our volunteers make a difference and we care about our volunteers.

Why Volunteer? Are you looking to do something in your spare time?  Or do you want to develop new skills and experiences? Maybe you want to share your talents, knowledge and experience? Meet new friends?

Volunteering is a fabulous way to keep fit and well whatever your age, from 18- 80 years! Here at Ribble Steam Railway and Museum we offer you great opportunities, in our unique working heritage railway and museum. Imagine training to be a Loco Driver, Fireman or Guard? Or join our energetic Front of House (FOH) team and try out your talents in catering, retail and museum. Full training and support will be given. 

“Ribble is a really welcoming and relaxing environment. At 61 years old, as Trainee Guard, I’m now enjoying learning to be in charge of the train.” Steve C. Retired ex-BAe Specialist Aircraft Engineer.

As a young person we can offer you new experiences and training, whatever your abilities.

A Young Volunteer being shown Retail and Merchandising Skills in our Shop

You can learn from more experienced volunteers, in all industry sectors including retail, engineering, marketing, finance, museum and collections, education, customer services, catering or operations. 

Talk to us and together let’s find some great opportunities to grow and learn have fun and build friendships.

Or let us help you move closer to that dream job by helping you build up your transferable work skills and work experience for your perfect CV!

Our Board of Directors and Front Of House (FOH) Director Alison, FOH Manager Maisy and operations team are all here to help. We will teach you the ropes, encourage you and help out along the way.

Does this sound interesting? Would you like to know more? 

Ring us (01772) 728800 or email us at enquiries@ribblesteam.co.uk to arrange an informal chat with our Alison, Maisy and our team.

Come along to our FREE Volunteer Open day April 10 – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Relax, visit our museum and take a train ride. We have plenty of different opportunities for you to find out more and meet new people! We are a friendly bunch. On the day you’ll be treated to train rides, a slice of cake and a cup of tea or coffee and the chance to chat to our volunteers from the Workshop and Museum. Get involved with events and activities and start thinking more about you and your health- mental, emotional and physical. And hopefully we’ll sharing a bit of our fun Ribble spirit!

https://ribblesteam.org.uk/event/volunteer-open-day/

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