Welcome to Puffing Billy Railway, be part of our story!
The first step to becoming a Puffing Billy Railway volunteer is to submit an Expression of Interest.
Puffing Billy Railway is committed to providing positive experiences for children in an environment that’s caring, nurturing and safe. We are proudly a Child Safe organisation and employ a range of screening practices as part of the selection process. All applicants are required to have started the process of gaining a volunteer Working with Children check HERE, we will also be running a National Criminal History Check as part of our onboarding process.
Please read the FAQs before proceeding to the applicant portal.
Puffing Billy Railway volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
Ready to Join Our Volunteer Crew?
Once you have submitted an Expression of Interest, a member of our People & Culture team will be in touch to conduct a short telephone interview and get to know you a little more.
From the telephone interview, we hope to invite you to attend an online information session where you can learn more about our railway and hear from present volunteers and staff, lots of opportunities to ask questions! These sessions are held once per month, please email email@example.com for a link to the next session
Suitable candidates will then progress to our Pathways Program, this will provide you with an introduction to the Railway and our training pathways. This half day program includes a behind the scenes tour of our railway where you get to see, smell, and get a real feel for the railway in all its glory!
During this stage of the application process, candidates will complete their mandatory compliance training modules via their individual log ins. These are a series of online tasks undertaken as eLearning and can be completed in the comfort of your own home.
Crimcheck & Working With Children Check
Puffing Billy Railway is proudly a Child Safe Organisation and our selection process includes a range of screening processes, this includes a National Criminal History Check and Working With Children Check, which is completed by the People & Culture team.
Volunteers will undertake a Category 3 Rail Safety Worker Health Assessment. You can read more about health and fitness requirements in the volunteer FAQs (below).
Once you have completed the above we will introduce you to your team where you will be paired up with a skilled volunteer to begin with some buddy shifts! The People & Culture team will be there to support you every step of the way and can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage you to ask as many questions as you need!
Puffing Billy Railway reserves the right to refuse any unsuitable applicants at any stage of the volunteer selection process.
UPCOMING ONLINE INFORMATION SESSIONS
Want to find out more about what roles are available as a volunteer of Puffing Billy Railway?
The countdown is on to our next online information session!
5.00PM - 6.00PM
THURSDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2023
Please contact email@example.com for further information.
2024 information sessions - held online on the first Thursday of every month except January from 5pm - 6pm:
1st February | 7th March | 4th April | 2nd May | 6th June | 4th July | 1st August | 5th September | 3rd October | 7th November | 5th December
Frequently Asked Questions
Contact Our People & Culture Team
If you have any further questions or queries about Volunteering with Puffing Billy Railway, please contact our People & Culture Team.