Volunteer vacancies on the West Somerset Railway

How to get involved:

Volunteering enquiries and applications are welcomed at any time.  We have something for everyone, from driving or guarding a steam train to serving teas, gardening and admin roles.

Adult Volunteers Age 18+:

Please contact us on Telephone 01823 433856 or email volunteers@wsrail.net 


Youth Volunteers (Trackers):

The West Somerset Railway can accept volunteers who are under the age of 18. The tracker scheme encourages boys and girls to take an active part in the operation of the railway by allowing them to work alongside adult volunteers. By doing this the trackers will hopefully gain valuable life skills which they can use in the future and include on their CV. This is done in a safe environment and in a structured and controlled way. To discuss becoming a Tracker please email  trackers@wsrail.net.

WSRA Vacancies

Steam Rally Volunteers

The annual Steam Fayre and Vintage Vehicle Rally is our major fundraising event.   It is a major event in the Steam Rally Calendar and we could not run it without an army of enthusiastic volunteers.
The Planning starts almost as soon as the previous rally is over.  We need  help before, during and after the event with a range of tasks from Marshalls and Safety Officer to Barmaid and Programme Seller.

For more information and to download an application form please visit  the dedicated website. or email your enquiry to info@steamrally.org.uk


Other WSR Vacancies

Quantock Belle Dining Train volunteers

The WSRA owned Quantock Belle dining train is operated and run by the WSR plc. They are recruiting for new volunteers for the bar, the kitchen and stewarding roles.   The work is varied, fun and rewarding and previous catering experience is not essential as full training will be given.

For more information, please contact  The Commercial Team


Admin Volunteers at Minehead

A number of volunteers are required at Minehead to undertake a variety of interesting and varied administrative duties. These include providing assistance to Directors and Managers within the Company.
Some of the positions are for part-time staff and job holders may work days and hours which suit their availability.

The positions will suit those with clerical experience in a busy environment. Applicants should be familiar with the use of PC's and spreadsheets.

If you, or anybody that you know, are interested, please submit brief details to hr@wsrail.net and somebody will contact you



We are seeking to appoint a Nurse Advisor as a key member of the medical function of West Somerset Railway.

Somerset GP, Dr Andrew Tressider, joined as Medical Officer earlier in the year and would  welcome a colleague to support the WSR to help carry out the on-going medical programme to assess the medical fitness of paid and volunteer staff for safety critical duties.

This is an important volunteer role with a commitment of half a day / a day per month. Actual hours of working may be flexible to accommodate the post holder`s other commitments.

Applicants should be a qualified nurse or nurse practitioner, ideally with experience of occupational health or practice nursing.

Further details, including job description are provided in the application pack available from hr@wsrail.net. Completed applications should be returned under confidential cover to the HR Department, West Somerset Railway, The Railway Station, Minehead TA24 5BG


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