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Membership And Volunteering

The online facility for renewal of membership is now closed for 2023. Please renew via the Membership Secretary NOT the General Office. If you have any queries, please email them to hannah.f@nvr.org.uk

New Members, please read below for information

If you have an interest in railways, become a member of the Nene Valley Railway. 

Membership is Annual with renewals due during January of each year.

Please be aware that some of the roles require a level of fitness and that you are over 21 due to the role being Safety Critical.  General volunteering is for those aged 18 years and over.

The advantages include:

  • An interesting magazine on NVR related topics published every three months - "Nene Steam"
  • 50% Travel concessions: Except Special Events and Santa Travel
    • Free train travel for working members on production Membership Card/NVR Badge when on duty
  • The opportunity to become a working member and help us to run the railway line.
    Nearly all of the people that you will see operating the railway are volunteers - from the engine driver to the person serving in the shop. Some jobs may require a period of training. One thing is for certain, you will enjoy your time with us and make some great, new friends.

           New Membership Fees 2023:
                  Single: £33
                  Joint/Family: £55

                  Junior: £5.50 - Membership Only
                  Senior (65+): £22  
                  Joint Senior (65+): £33
                  Life: £434.50
                  Joint Life: £621.50

If you live overseas a supplement of £20 needs to be added to the above prices. Please note that the membership cannot be processed on the same day. The membership secretary will post out memberships within a few days.

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Membership Type
Full Membership (+£33.00)
Joint Membership (+£55.00)
Senior Membership (+£22.00)
Joint Senior (+£33.00)
Junior (5.50000) (+£5.50)
Life Membership (+£434.50)
Joint Life Membership (+£621.50)

Are you an overseas member?
Yes (additional 20.00 for shipping) (+£20.00)

Add a donation?
No thanks
5 (+£5.00)
10 (+£10.00)
20 (+£20.00)
30 (+£30.00)

Would you like to Gift Aid your Donation?

I would like the Nene Valley Railway to reclaim the tax on this and any other eligible donations or membership subscriptions that I may make in the future until further notice. I understand that I need to pay enough Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in each tax year to cover the Gift Aid claimed on all my donations to charity, otherwise it is my responsibility to pay any difference.

If your tax circumstances change, or if you do not wish Gift Aid to apply to any specific donations, please contact us on 01780 784444 or email customercare@nvr.org.uk


Volunteering Status
non-working member
volunteering member

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Volunteering at NVR

please indicate your interests, NB. a maximum of 8 areas of interest are allowed.

Locomotive Group -NB to become a driver you must pass assessments in the other roles
Loco Driver/Fireman/Cleaner- Driver - subject to exams/tests to reach this grade

Rolling Stock - Loco's, Carriages and Wagons Maintenance and Restoration
Maintenance and restoration

Civil Engineering Group
Track, Bridges, Lineside
Station buildings
Signalling and Telephone Maintenance

Operating Group

Commercial Group
Shop(s) - Charity and Gift
Travelling Ticket Inspector
Ticket Office
Events (hosting and front of house)
Model and Miniature Railways
Bars on Train or at Station

Marketing Group
Special Events

Heritage and Archive
Museum and Archive
Railway Letter Service
Travelling Post Office
Secondhand Bookshop

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