Volunteering Opportunities with Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums (TWAM)

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is a major regional museum, art gallery and archives service. We manage a collection of nine museums and galleries across Tyneside and the Archives for Tyne and Wear.

Log A Wildlife Sighting

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ERIC Ne (Environmental Records Information Centre for the North East of England) are based at the Great North Museum. All you have to do is take a ph...

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Similar to the role of cleaner, a diesel trainee learns the route, rules, shunting and operation of diesel locomotives and will progress onto a diesel...

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Footplate Department - Cleaner / Trainee - Stephenson Steam Railway

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In the footplate department, volunteers start out as engine cleaners / diesel trainees before becoming trainee firemen. Cleaners carry out shed turns...

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Footplate Department - Driver - Stephenson Steam Railway

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The driver is responsible for the safe operation of the locomotive, its crew and working with the guard to ensure the safe working of the entire train...

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Footplate Department - Fireman - Stephenson Steam Railway

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Firemen are responsible for keeping a good head of steam, keeping an eye on the state of the fire and the water level in the boiler at all times. Oth...

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Operations Department - Duty Operations Manager - Stephenson Steam Railway

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The Duty Operations Manager co-ordinates and oversees the day's activities at the railway. They give permission for trains to depart and manage all mo...

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Operations Department - Passenger Guard - Stephenson Steam Railway

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Guards are responsible for the safe operation of the train and everybody on it. The guard conducts a thorough Fitness to run examination of the coach...

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Station staff are the friendly face of the railway; meeting and greeting passengers, checking tickets and helping people onto the train. Station staf...

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Track Maintenance - Stephenson Steam Railway

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Permanent Way (track maintenance) volunteers look after our 2 miles of mainline to Percy Main and all the track in the yard. This can include everythi...

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Waggonway Tea Room - Tea Room Caterers - Stephenson Steam Railway

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The tearoom is the welcoming face of the museum, serving hot drinks, cakes, sandwiches, soup and much more to visitors throughout the day. Tearoom vo...

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Workshop - Stephenson Steam Railway

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The railway relies on a skilled team of workshop volunteers to keep our heritage locomotives and rolling stock running. Volunteers maintain, overhaul...

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Write a Review

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Go from visitor to Volunteer for TWAM by sharing a written review of your visit on TripAdvisor. This is a great way to volunteer from the comfort o...

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Informal Language Skills Lead

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We are looking for skilled English Language Facilitators with experience of supporting those with English as a second language. You will use the coll...

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Gardening

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We are looking to recruit a team of volunteers to help to develop and maintain our new ‘Woodland Walk’ area at Stephenson Steam Railway. The ‘Woodland...

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"Woodland Walk’ Gardener

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We are looking to recruit a team of volunteers to help to develop and maintain our new ‘Woodland Walk’ area at Stephenson Steam Railway. The ‘Woodl...

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Tea Rooms Volunteers - Stephenson Steam Railway

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The tearoom is the welcoming face of the museum, serving hot drinks, cakes, sandwiches, soup and much more to visitors throughout the day. Tearoom vol...

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