There is no typical KWVR volunteer: there are bank managers, shop workers, nurses, computer programmers, telephone engineers, bus drivers, the unemployed, clergymen, students and factory workers - plus the occasional professional railwayman, too!
Some volunteers virtually live on the Railway, others limit their commitment to a day a month. Some work in the public eye, others slave away in workshops (or at computer screens!). All departments provide training to new volunteers. The KWVR has an excellent purpose built accommodation block - Stanier House at Haworth, which is available free of charge to volunteers working on the Line - advance booking is recommended.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in any department, please contact Chris Cordner at
or phone 01535 645214
Please note that for their own safety and that of the passengers, volunteers with impaired eyesight, hearing or mobility will not normally be able to undertake operating duties or work on the track. However, the Railway's policy is to allow all people to do as much as they can safely and competently manage.