All work at Midsomer Norton is on a voluntary basis and we are always on the lookout for new volunteers. 

There are a wide variety of jobs to be done in all of the departments on the railway, helping with practical work or behind the scenes roles. Relevant skills are useful but not essential and we do offer training for any work that requires it.

Manual work might include trackwork or signalling, telecoms, motive power, carriage & wagon, buildings and grounds and more. Examples of more behind the scenes work are: finance, planning, civil engineering & design, environmental management, personnel, health & safety.

There's no requirement to do one single job and a variety of work may be more appealing to you.

Qualifications are required for some roles such as locomotive driving, maintenance and more, but training will be provided for these roles. If you wish to pay a single visit to try things out on an 'at your own risk' basis (paid-up working members are covered for insurance purposes) drop in on a Sunday or on a Monday.

The railway also runs a once a year volunteer weekend when you can come along, have a look around the site, enjoy a train ride and learn more about the opportunities that are open to our working volunteers. Look on our Events page for dates and details.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please download and complete the application form below and follow the instructions to return it it to us.

Working Weekend

Volunteer Application Form

Somerset & Dorsert Railway Midsomer Norton South Signal Boc
B Hill

Head of Grounds and Gardens

We have an interesting opportunity for a person who would like to lead our team of volunteers managing our grounds and gardens


Click here to download a full job description and our contact details

Volunteering - Somerset & Dorset Railway