Tramway Maintenance

We are looking for volunteers to work with the maintenance teamĀ of the historic Shipley Glen Tramway. The role is very varied and you could get involved in a wide range of practical activities. These include maintaining the tracks by replacing sleepers; keeping the trams looking fresh by repairing and painting them; making sure everything runs smoothly; keeping the buildings in good repair and much more. You will work as part of small team of people who have a wide range of skills so it's a great opportunity to learn as well. Some of the work will take place in a well equipped workshop but much of the work will be based outdoors.


Ideally you will have practical skills and be prepared to get stuck in to a range of tasks. People with specific skills such as carpentry, mechanical or electrical engineering or metalwork skills would be very welcome but these skills are not essential. More important are a good level of physical fitness, a willingness to work outdoors and a flexible attitude.


  • Accessibility
    Limited access due to nature of activity
  • Age restrictions
    18 plus
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 02/03/2021

End Date: 02/03/2022

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Morning No Yes No No No No No
Afternoon No Yes No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

The team meets every week from approx 9am to mid afternoon. There is some flexibility with this.


Prod Lane
BD17 5BN

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