Step back in time at Australia’s oldest and best-preserved heritage steam railway, Puffing Billy, situated in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges and only one hour from Melbourne CBD. Puffing Billy is a perfectly preserved steam train railway that’s been operating since 1900, capturing the spirit of the steam age in all its charming glory. Puffing Billy Railway has stood the test of time being preserved, restored and maintained by passionate people and championed by the local community. Volunteers put life into our living museum, supporting the smooth and safe running of the Railway in a range of unique and meaningful roles. Whether you are greeting visitors on the bustling platform or helping prepare the engine behind the scenes, you’re keeping our story alive. We welcome volunteers who can offer specialist skills, as well as those looking to step outside their routine and learn something new. Prior qualifications are not required and role-specific training is provided. Our dedicated Volunteer Services team are always there to support you and we have a buddy system to help you learn from experienced volunteers. If you’re ready to build lifelong friendships, contribute to the community and be part of living history – we'd love to have you on board! Come join the award-winning team of volunteers that have made Puffing Billy Railway the much-loved tourist attraction it is today.
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