The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has launched its volunteer recruitment campaign – ‘Put Yourself In The Picture’ – to fill hundreds of roles ahead of its 2023 season opening in April. 

A registered charity, the NYMR requires between 300-500 hours of volunteer support every day and offers a range of volunteer opportunities, from working on the locomotive footplate to signalling and telecommunications, lineside conservation, customer service, retail, catering, fundraising and education.

Marcus Aldrich, Head of Volunteer Development for the NYMR, says: “You can make a real difference volunteering on the NYMR, preserving the railway and educating our visitors by bringing this visitor attraction alive. There are about 30 different roles involved with running our heritage railway - we’re an education, preservation and conservation charity and it’s our people who bring it to life. From volunteering in the shed at the Motive Power Depot (MPD) maintaining the locomotives or conserving 18 miles of lineside,  you‘re delivering a fulfilling experience for all those who engage with us.”

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