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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:53 am    Post subject: What's the minimum needed to become a working member? Reply with quote

I've spoken to a couple of people recently who have expressed an interest in volunteering on the SVR.
Was I right in telling them that all they needed to do was join the SVR as a member, then turn up and introduce themselves at their chosen department?
I realise they would need to contact the VLO if they wanted to be put on a Signalman or Guard course, but just to join one of the restoration teams (Wagon Department, LNERCG, GW(SVR)A, etc.) or P.Way or non-uniformed station staff for example, it's not essential to go via the VLO is it?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: What's the minimum needed to become a working member? Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
I've spoken to a couple of people recently who have expressed an interest in volunteering on the SVR.
Was I right in telling them that all they needed to do was join the SVR as a member, then turn up and introduce themselves at their chosen department?
I realise they would need to contact the VLO if they wanted to be put on a Signalman or Guard course, but just to join one of the restoration teams (Wagon Department, LNERCG, GW(SVR)A, etc.) or P.Way or non-uniformed station staff for example, it's not essential to go via the VLO is it?
I would say VLO should be first point of contact, not least to explore jobs which may not be obvious at first glance
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:01 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the minimum needed to become a working member? Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
I've spoken to a couple of people recently who have expressed an interest in volunteering on the SVR.
Was I right in telling them that all they needed to do was join the SVR as a member, then turn up and introduce themselves at their chosen department?
I realise they would need to contact the VLO if they wanted to be put on a Signalman or Guard course, but just to join one of the restoration teams (Wagon Department, LNERCG, GW(SVR)A, etc.) or P.Way or non-uniformed station staff for example, it's not essential to go via the VLO is it?


Need to contact the VLO to be registered on the Volunteer Database for staff passes etc
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could also try the department in question, particularly as the VLO website says they are not running any more induction days this year.
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