SRPS is an independent museum and a charity. We depend on volunteers to operate the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway, to undertake conservation and restoration of a large and diverse collection of railway objects (of which the most challenging and rewarding may be the large and working examples), and to do the vital backroom tasks necessary to run the organisation.
The future of the collection depends absolutely on our members and volunteers. We do need skilled and knowledgeable people, but even more we need enthusiastic people. In return for volunteer time, we will provide training and knowledge.
We invite you to join us. The following link will take you directly to the Membership Information Page and Membership Application Form on the SRPS main website.
Members may offer additional support by offering their time. Here is a list of jobs for which we need volunteers. Where will you fit in?
|Museum Caretakers||Site Guides|
|Booking Office Clerks||Telephone receptionists|
|Station Porters||Station Master|
|Shop assistants||Model railway operators|
|Collection cataloguing assistants||Collection research assistants|
|Collection conservators||Exhibition planners|
|Collection curators||Website developers|
|Special Events Assistants||Train operating officers|
|Locomotive cleaners||Locomotive firemen|
|Locomotive secondmen||Locomotive drivers|
|Track workers||Mechanical fitters (steam)|
|Electricians||Mechanical fitters (diesel)|
|Coach builders||Civil engineers|
|Mechanical engineers||Electrical engineers|
|Project planners||Project managers|
|Fence builders||Railtour organisers|
|Railtour stewards||Railtour catering staff|
Please note that references to "men" in this list include "women". Much railway terminology dates from the 19th century, and even in the 20th century when women knew their place (except when it mattered, such as in two Wars). We positively welcome female volunteers.