“We need assistance in several areas,” said Minehead Stationmaster Alan Scott, “And with this in mind we will be pleased to welcome potential new volunteers to the station on Sunday, February 24, between 10 am and 2.30 pm.”
Areas where help is particularly needed are in the station office, dealing with bookings for special events, personal and telephone callers, mailshots and general administration, and out on the platforms, helping passengers with information and seeing that they safely board and leave trains.
For those who are good with figures and like talking to people there are also vacancies in the Booking Office roster where the railway would like to have two clerks on duty for as much of the time as possible.
Mr Scott said: “We are a friendly group of people and we give training as necessary. Most of those who start, tend to become slightly ‘addicted’ and often call in on days when they aren't working to see how things are going.
“If anybody cannot make it on the 24th please ring the station on 01643 704996, leave your details, and I will be in touch.”
- Our photograph shows volunteers at work in the railway office. Photo submitted.