Over the past few years, the popular family visitor attraction has welcomed another growth on visitor figures for each season. To keep pace with this staggering growth, Ribble Steam Railway is looking for more volunteers to help with their café, shop and museum. They are calling out for enthusiastic volunteers, of all ages, to bring their ideas, experience and skills to make their attraction the best it can be. People with the time, energy and the "know how” in catering, retail or customer services, who can spare at least 2 days or 4 half days per month.
"As we grow and expand, planning for our future, we have realised we
need new volunteers, with different skills in visitor services, to
develop an even more enjoyable visitor experience. People volunteer with
us for lots of different reasons to share their skills, or build new
ones, as a route to employment or to make new friends. Whatever your
reason, we look forward to meeting you.”
Dave Watkins, Chairman Ribble Steam Railway
Volunteers are extremely important to create, and deliver the
inspiring "hands on” Ribble Steam experience. Shop volunteers are often
the first point of contact at the attraction, offering a warm, friendly
welcome. They keep customers happy, selling them their entrance tickets
for the museum and trains-rides, and adding that extra sparkle to the
shopping experience. Café Volunteers help organise and run the café,
keeping "rumbling tummies” at bay, preparing, presenting and serving
food to a high standard, while visitors take a break. Museum volunteers
meet, greet and guide visitors from the young to the elderly. Again with
a warm and friendly disposition they will enjoy sharing interesting,
engaging, and fun facts about the museum, people and its history, whilst
always showing care and consideration for people, museum and displays.
A working museum, the Ribble Steam Railway volunteering teams create a safe, enjoyable space for all to relax, learn and have fun. All volunteering roles are suitable for young people, needing work experience, or more mature people, who enjoy working with the general public, and particularly with families.