Volunteering is a huge part of Kamloops Heritage Railway. Our 1912 steam locomotive was restored through thousands of hours of sweat equity by our many skilled volunteers. We continue today to be volunteer-driven and have the following positions to fill at this time:
2. Tour Guides
You do not need to be a Member to volunteer.
We need Educators for our new Education Program. Our Education Program focuses on grades 2-7 and has been developed in correspondence with current educators in SD73 and is designed to use the railway and railway history to enhance the objectives of the BC curriculum. We are currently converting a decommissioned passenger coach into an historic railcar classroom to host our Education Program.
Backshop Tour Guides
We need volunteer Tour Guides for tours in our Backshop Facility by Pioneer Park. Our Backshop Tours offer an up close and personal look at our historic rolling stock, static displays, and the glorious steam locomotive 2141 through history and stories. Guides will providing commentary to tour guests and answer questions. This role requires an enjoyment of people and being comfortable public speaking.
We need a variety of entertainment for our railtours: musicians, actors, singers, dancers.
Sometimes we just need someone in a costume who doesn't have to say a thing!
Do you like to dress up or entertain? This is the position for you!
We require a lot of eyes and ears to keep our passengers safe! Oh, and smiles to keep them happy! This position requires a level of maturity, an orientation toward safety, an enjoyment of people. You must be able to remain calm under pressure and follow directions from the Train Manager.
Onboard Attendants are required to undergo a criminal record check, which is free to volunteers. Training is supplied, and volunteers are asked to work at least one shift per week throughout the summer, and three of six Ghost Trains and Spirit of Christmas trains. Minimum age is 18 unless otherwise agreed upon.
More help is always appreciated! The Manager is out in the community much of the time and we would like to be able to have the Ticket Office open so passersby can get information or buy a souvenir or ticket. Maturity, independence and experience with cash and card procedures are required.
Backshop & Train Crew
We rely on our team of backstop volunteers to help restore, maintain and run our steam locomotive, the 2141, and other rolling stock. Our backstop volunteers have also recently began giving public tours throughout the facility. We need some extra help!
We need volunteers in our backshop to help with restorations, repairs, and building displays. This is perfect for anyone who is mechanically inclined or just anyone who likes to work with their hands.
We also need backshop tour guides. Our guides deliver our Backshop tour and provide commentary on all our historic rolling stock, some of our decommissioned cars, and the steam locomotive 2141. This position requires friendly and outgoing people, who are comfortable with public speaking. Training is provided
Most importantly, we NEED new people who are willing to learn how to drive the locomotive and we are willing to train you to do the job! If you have previous railroad experience, the training process will go faster, but we are willing to train anyone who can dedicate their time.
Do you have a special skill to share through fundraising, decorating, recruiting, skilled trade, sewing or ...? Please consider joining one of our committees! We have five committees, each with specific roles within our society:
Dedicated to improving visitor's experience. This involves everything visitors will experience on the railway, in the backstop, or during events.
Dedicated to coming up with new and innovating ways of raising money for the society.
Dedicated to finding innovative ways to draw in volunteers and increase our volunteer base.
Dedicated to setting up and implementing our education program.
5.Marketing and Advertising
Dedicated to coming up with new and innovating ways to spread the work about KHR, our events, and increase revenue.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact
our team either by email at or by phone at (250).374.2141 or by using the link below
HOPE TO SEE YOU ONBOARD SOON!