Volunteers

Volunteers are an integral part of Goldfields Railway. The Society was built by volunteers in 1980, and is still being run by volunteers today.

Unfortunately many of the original volunteers are no longer with us due to the aging process and re-locations. This means we are always on the lookout for helpers to volunteer their time and skills to ensure our survival. Not every day of every week, but just 1 day a month is all some people can spare. Every little helps.

We want volunteers to assist us with some of these sorts of jobs:

  • Gardeners
  • Painters
  • Hammer Hands
  • Carpenters / Joiners
  • Office assistants
  • Metal workers/boiler makers
  • Architects
  • Project planners
  • Cleaners
  • General dog’s bodies
  • Mechanics
  • Cooks (to feed the volunteers)
  • Ticket sellers
  • Platform Attendants, who just wander the platforms talking to incoming and outgoing passengers about the railway and Waihi History, even have their own office!
  • Anyone who wants to have a go at shunting, guards and driving our trains. No prior qualifications required!

All volunteers do have to be inducted under the Health & Safety requirements into the operations of the railway, especially how to keep safe and happy.

Get in touch with us

So if you can spare us an hour to see what we do and how you can happily fit into this community based organisation, email us or pop in and see us today. Or, ring 07 863 9020 for further information.