The Society is an all-volunteer organisation, and has depended on a core group of very dedicated volunteers since its inception in 1998. We are indebted to them for the incredible amount of time and effort which has gone into establishing and running the museum which we have today. Unfortunately many of the original volunteers have either passed away, or are no longer capable of active participation.
We welcome enquiries from anyone who may be interested in joining our volunteer team. In particular, we are looking for people who may be able to assist in these areas:
- Staffing the reception desk at the Museum.
This is our greatest need at the moment. You do not have to have any particular railway knowledge, just be willing to greet visitors, take their money, and hand them the information sheet about the Museum (this will guide them around the various display rooms). Previous familiarity with a cash register and a credit card terminal would be an advantage (but training is provided). The time demands are not onerous: even just one Wednesday or Sunday afternoon a month would be great!
From time to time we need someone with moderate handyman skills to do odd jobs around the Museum. This may range from minor repairs to say hanging a door or assisting with occasional restoration work or display preparation. This would not necessarily be on a regular basis, just as needed and when convenient.
- Data entry and other computer work.
If you have some experience with using a PC (for example, with Microsoft Office), then we could use your assistance with some 'back office' tasks. This could include transcribing records into the computer, using our 'Mosaic' collection management system, accessing our digital records to answer visitor queries, or even scanning of documents. Training will be provided for any software used. This role could either be on a 'when convenient' basis (when you have time available) or while the museum is open, when you would be able to assist visitors with their queries.
If you would like to know more, please contact the Society's President on 0428 119 287.