All aboard to help the railway

Just Regional
Jun 3, 2020 2 mins read

To mark Volunteers’ Week, the Sheringham-based Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society –  the supporting charity of the North Norfolk Railway – is offering a whole new range of opportunities to those who would like to donate their time and get a lot back in return.

Volunteers are needed to help with IT (web and social media), business (including the society’s own physical and on-line shops), marketing and PR, membership services, finance and board-related roles, the museum at Holt, and more traditional railway work with the society’s locomotives and rolling stock. 

The unique LNER B12/3 locomotive 8572, one of the “pin-up” locomotives of the railway.

The society even operates a “shadow roles” system where new volunteers can work with existing volunteers to understand and possibly take over their roles in future.  Many roles can be undertaken remotely, so location and the current social distancing measures are no obstacle to taking part and making a contribution to something most worthwhile.

Some volunteering opportunities are currently paused, of course, but the charity would be delighted to discuss these for a later date.

The society recently provided a package of more than £250,000 to the North Norfolk Railway to help it through the present crisis, which has seen no trains running since March, so it does make a difference.

To find out more, contact Richard Spicker, the society secretary, on richard.spicker@mandgn.org 

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