Welcome to the Severn Valley Railway Volunteer Liaison Office


Your Railway Needs Your Help!

7812 Erlestoke Manor with the re-opening train, March 21st 2008. Photo: Tom Clarke

The Line for all seasons!

Give us a little of your spare time, meet new friends, enjoy yourself and learn new skills whilst helping us run the Severn Valley Railway.

In order to become a volunteer,  you need to become a member of the SVR Guarantee Company. This means that, when you are working as a volunteer, you are covered by the Company's insurance. Details of becoming a member, current rates and renewal of membership can be found on the Railway's main website - www.svr.co.uk.

General Information

For general information on the Severn Valley, such as timetables, special events and catering, please visit www.svr.co.uk.

Please note that all clothing sold throught this site is only available to SVR volunteers as the prices quoted are discounted for them by the railway.


Please contact VLO for details of current vacancies.




Urgent vacancies

The Carriage Works needs extra volunteers to undertake carriage bodywork repairs.

There is a very wide range of tasks for both the skilled and unskilled. The most basic work is cleaning & painting; there are also many other jobs such as woodwork, metalwork, electrical, plumbing, glazing, upholstery and assembly work.

Anyone with a DIY background can adapt to carriage bodywork.

A reasonable level of mobility is necessary to get into a coach from ground level, though we can arrange work at a bench for the less mobile.

Please get in touch with the VLO if you are interested in joining our Carriage Works team.