Gunpowder Railway Project Team Member

Gunpowder Railway Project Team Member

Long term role · 4–7 hrs/Week · Starting from 11 Jan 2023
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Dr, Waltham Abbey, England EN9 1JY, United Kingdom
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The Gunpowder Railway runs on open days offering rides to the public. The volunteer team take on various roles such as driver, station steward, maintenance etc.

Detailed description

The Royal Gunpowder Mills is a 170 acre site protected for its’ industrial heritage and natural history. Almost the whole site is classed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM) and is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

We open to the public to share the exhibitions and offer tours and activities. We run a schools programme that fits with the history of the site and the National Curriculum. We offer hire space and interesting environments for filming.

The charity’s aims are to protect, preserve and enhance the special aspects of the site and to share the story of the industrial and social history, the science and the nature.

There are various tasks and responsibilities within the Railway Team, requiring different skills and commitments, including driving the train. The team members need to work together to ensure the passengers enjoy their visit safely. We need volunteers to welcome and assist visitors, operate the trains and/or to assist with the ‘behind the scenes’ work of maintaining the rolling stock and track.

Volunteering is a great way to get involved and learn more about RGM and develop your skills while enjoying the atmosphere of this special site.

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs

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About Royal Gunpowder Mills

RGM is a heritage site and visitor attraction. The charity is reliant on volunteers to help preserve and share the 170 acres of protected industrial and natural history.