Volunteer

Are you interested in railways?

Would you like to learn new skills?

Do you have some spare time or need experience?

The Plym Valley Railway needs you!

New members are always welcome at the Plym Valley Railway. Membership entitles you to one free journey, two magazines a year and the insurance that allows you to volunteer on site.. Volunteers are always made most welcome and are very much needed as we are as a small railway with a lot to do and with plans to grow and achieve much more.

There are many varied jobs from cutting the grass, helping to run the trains, assisting to build and maintain the line, maintaining and restoring the locomotives and rolling stock or helping to build infrastructure.  Currently we are constructing Marsh Mills Platform 2 and also a Station Booking Office and there are many more projects are planned.  You could even aspire to drive the steam or diesel locomotives, if you do not mind getting really dirty!

There is always something to do. Experience is not necessary, everyone is welcome from 16 to 160! Many young people find volunteering helps them to achieve employment and we have a least one young member who has gained employment in this way, not specifically linked to trains but engineering.  So, if you think you have something to offer, come and join us.

Induction Sessions

We are running regular Volunteer Induction sessions and welcome new recruits. 

Induction Sessions are scheduled on:

Sunday 22nd May 2022

Sunday 24th July 2022

To register your interest please email pvrstartvolunteering@gmail.com

Induction Session Itinerary

11:00 Welcome, introduction & outline of session

11:15 Safety Briefing & PTS Explanation

11:30 Site Tour

12:00-Train Ride 

13:00- Q&A

13:15- Finish, Goodbye & Hope to see you again!

Plym Valley Railway Association Membership

Please note that as a volunteer you must be a member of the P.V.R.A. and will after training, be required to be passed as competent in track safety.  As a volunteer only organisation each volunteer is responsible for providing their own overalls etc.  Details will be given when you contact the railway.

The membership rates for 2022 are:


1 Year Membership5 Year Membership
Individual Members
£16.00£70.00
Joint members (2 adults at the same address)
£20.00£90.00
Family Members (2 + 3 max)
£22.00£100.00
Concession (Senior/disabled)
£12.00£50.00
Joint Concession (2 Senior/Disabled at the same address)
£16.00£70.00
Under 18/Unwaged
£12.00

(Any applicant under 18 needs the signature of a parent or guardian when applying for membership)

Join Here or print a membership form and bring to the site ad pay via cash or card. 2022 PVR Membership Application Form.docx