Volunteer Catering Staff and On-train Stewards: We operate the Station Café which has a five-star rating at Chinnor. We also offer an at-seat trolley service of tea, coffee and light snacks on our steam hauled services - on certain days we also offer Afternoon and Cream Teas and Ploughman's Lunches. In addition, we operate Fish and Chip Quiz Nights with a paid bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Our on-train Stewards are our front-line volunteers who meet and greet our visitors and provide the at-seat refreshments, and keep the inside of the coaches clean throughout the running day. We always need those who have good people skills and who would enjoy interacting with our customers as Stewards – could that be you? We can offer full or half-day volunteer options and to find out more please get in touch with our Volunteer Support HERE.
Volunteer Station Masters and Station Staff: If you would enjoy meeting and greeting visitors and have good people skills, then this could be a very rewarding and enjoyable volunteer role for you. Station Masters and their staff are a vital part of the visitor experience and good presentation, plus attention to detail, are key to making our visitors feel wanted and wanting to come back for more. If you would like to know more then please contact our Volunteer Support HERE.
Volunteer Permanent Way Staff: Our Railway is often praised by visitors who are ‘in the know’ about the quality of our trackwork. With increasing mechanisation, the P-Way team is an exciting and innovative Department to be part of and for example there is some serious work being undertaken at Princes Risborough right now. Providing the trackwork for a safe and expanding railway is very fulfilling, and the local team is known for its camaraderie and can-do attitude (and the partaking of tea and biscuits!). If you would like to know more about how to join them please contact our Volunteer Support HERE.
Volunteer Carriage and Wagon Staff: Working mostly midweek (often on Tuesdays) our C&W team restore and maintain our passenger and goods fleet - it could be anything from painting a carriage roof to putting the coach batteries on-charge – there’s also repairing upholstery, cleaning windows and floors – in fact there's always plenty to do! To find out more please contact our Volunteer Support HERE.
Volunteer Locomotive Crew: Starting as an engine cleaner, ensuring the locomotive is well turned-out for the day, you'll learn about how they work and how to work them. Progression to Fireman and then Driver is dependent on how well you can acquire the necessary skills to perform these safety-critical jobs. The same standards also apply for diesel locomotive work. To find out more please contact our Volunteer Support HERE.
Volunteer Signal and Telecoms Staff: The current focus of the S&T department is the continued work at Princes Risborough, including the restoration of Princes Risborough North Signalbox. To find out more please contact our Volunteer Support HERE.
Volunteer Engineering Staff: Whether you're a skilled engineer already or a complete novice, we have a never-ending array of clean(ish) and (extremely) dirty jobs lined up for you! There’s routine maintenance and repairs of our existing diesel locomotives, plus a plethora of other jobs (large and small) some of which will be undertaken in our new Restoration shed (REC). To find out more please contact our Volunteer Support HERE.
Volunteer Tuesday Gang: Keeping our station site at Chinnor looking spick and span and in all its steam-age glory is the responsibility of our Tuesday Gang. Whether mowing grassed areas, trimming hedges, keeping planters looking fresh, doing small running repairs, painting and decorating, cleaning etc, is all undertaken on Tuesdays. To find out more please contact our Volunteer Support HERE.