Volunteer
With FVHRS

Volunteer
With FVHRS

Join Our Amazing Team of Volunteers

Do you want to learn how to drive BCER 1225? Talk to the passengers and tell stories about ‘the good old days’ on the rails? Greet and guide passengers on board, or at the stations? We are always looking for volunteers!

We offer a comprehensive (and fun) orientation session for all of our volunteers.

Volunteers are needed on weekends during our operating season of May through to October to help with greeting guests, ticket sales, guided tours and more.

Additionally, we are always seeking volunteers with electrical, mechanical and woodworking skills to help maintain and restore the cars.

For a complete list of opportunities, see below.

Join Our Amazing Team of Volunteers

Do you want to learn how to drive BCER 1225? Talk to the passengers and tell stories about ‘the good old days’ on the rails? Greet and guide passengers on board, or at the stations? We are always looking for volunteers!

We offer a comprehensive (and fun) orientation session for all of our volunteers.

Volunteers are needed on weekends during our operating season of May through to October to help with greeting guests, ticket sales, guided tours and more.

Additionally, we are always seeking volunteers with electrical, mechanical and woodworking skills to help maintain and restore the cars.

For a complete list of opportunities, see below.

Getting Started With Volunteering

Our 2023 Volunteer Fair is on April 15th from 11am until 3pm

We accept volunteer applications throughout the year, however our Volunteer Fair is when we actively recruit our team for the upcoming season. We look forward to meeting everyone, and giving you a guided tour of the facilities – and a ride on one of our restored interurban trains!

Before filling out the application, please preview the volunteer positions on the webpage below to familiarize yourself with what we offer. If you’re not sure what you’d like to do, we will help you find an opportunity best suited to your interests and skill set.

Getting Started With Volunteering

Our 2023 Volunteer Fair is on April 15th from 11am until 3pm

We accept volunteer applications throughout the year, however our Volunteer Fair is when we actively recruit our team for the upcoming season. We look forward to meeting everyone, and giving you a guided tour of the facilities – and a ride on one of our restored interurban trains!

Before filling out the application, please preview the volunteer positions on the webpage below to familiarize yourself with what we offer. If you’re not sure what you’d like to do, we will help you find an opportunity best suited to your interests and skill set.

All ages are welcome!
We have active volunteers from 18 years of age to 80+

All ages are welcome! We have active volunteers from 18 years of age to 80+

Volunteer
Positions

Volunteer
Positions

Station Greeter

First contact with our guests is made by our greeters. Usually one at the front of the station and two in the station. These volunteers give important information to the guests concerning the station and the trains.

These volunteers really like to communicate with people and love the smiles they give and receive. First contact is so important as it leaves lasting memories. During special events the greeters might dress up in period costumes. Really a lot of fun.

Station Greeter

First contact with our guests is made by our greeters. Usually one at the front of the station and two in the station. These volunteers give important information to the guests concerning the station and the trains.

These volunteers really like to communicate with people and love the smiles they give and receive. First contact is so important as it leaves lasting memories. During special events the greeters might dress up in period costumes. Really a lot of fun.

On the Platform

Platform volunteers are responsible for getting the guests on and off the train safely.

One of the joys of this position is getting to talk and share information with the guests. We provide lots of information and material to our volunteers. Experienced volunteers are a wealth of heritage railway knowledge.

The platform volunteers work closely with the greeters to ensure the safe and timely flow of our guests.

On the Platform

Platform volunteers are responsible for getting the guests on and off the train safely.

One of the joys of this position is getting to talk and share information with the guests. We provide lots of information and material to our volunteers. Experienced volunteers are a wealth of heritage railway knowledge.

The platform volunteers work closely with the greeters to ensure the safe and timely flow of our guests.

Station Master

The Station Master is an exciting and responsible volunteer position. He/she is responsible for the operation of the station. All of the volunteers in the station report to the station master.

The Station Master wears a head set so they can talk over the intercom system to all the guests and volunteers at the station. Volunteers who are interested in this position are given extensive training which usually takes a season.

Our Station Masters are full of enthusiasm and range in age from early 20’s to late 60’s.

Station Master

The Station Master is an exciting and responsible volunteer position. He/she is responsible for the operation of the station. All of the volunteers in the station report to the station master.

The Station Master wears a head set so they can talk over the intercom system to all the guests and volunteers at the station. Volunteers who are interested in this position are given extensive training which usually takes a season.

Our Station Masters are full of enthusiasm and range in age from early 20’s to late 60’s.

Ticket Master

There are usually two Ticket Masters at the station ticket office. They exchange tickets for vouchers issued on line or they actually sell tickets to the walk in public.

Ticket Masters love meeting with public and are usually the receivers of many questions from the guests. Our Ticket Masters are well trained in receiving cash and processing debit and credit cards.

Ticket Master

There are usually two Ticket Masters at the station ticket office. They exchange tickets for vouchers issued on line or they actually sell tickets to the walk in public.

Ticket Masters love meeting with public and are usually the receivers of many questions from the guests. Our Ticket Masters are well trained in receiving cash and processing debit and credit cards.

Gift Shop

Our gift shop, ”Bill’s Corner Store” is a dynamic retail area and we require more volunteers to man it. It is well supplied and our volunteers are always making great suggestions to grow our retail offering.

We train our volunteers to handle the cash register and the credit card machines.

Gift Shop volunteers get to meet and greet a lot of our guests, and also assist with the telling of our story.

Gift Shop

Our gift shop, ”Bill’s Corner Store” is a dynamic retail area and we require more volunteers to man it. It is well supplied and our volunteers are always making great suggestions to grow our retail offering.

We train our volunteers to handle the cash register and the credit card machines.

Gift Shop volunteers get to meet and greet a lot of our guests, and also assist with the telling of our story.

Passenger Attendant

On the train, the Passenger Attendant is responsible for the safety and comfort of our guests.

Using the in car sound system the Passenger Attendant first makes sure the passengers are safe and comfortable. The Passenger Attendant will provide information pertaining to the history of the BC Electric Railway and the city of Surrey.

The Passenger Attendant is given lots of historical material but is also encouraged to bring forward their own stories. This a responsible, fun and creative volunteer position.

Passenger Attendant

On the train, the Passenger Attendant is responsible for the safety and comfort of our guests.

Using the in car sound system the Passenger Attendant first makes sure the passengers are safe and comfortable. The Passenger Attendant will provide information pertaining to the history of the BC Electric Railway and the city of Surrey.

The Passenger Attendant is given lots of historical material but is also encouraged to bring forward their own stories. This a responsible, fun and creative volunteer position.

Tour Guide

One of the most interesting volunteer positions is Tour Guide. The tour is in the Discovery Centre. The guide is supported by movies, story boards and exciting rides.

There is a Guide Captain to oversee the tours. If you like people, like history and want a hands on experience this is for you.

Tour Guide

One of the most interesting volunteer positions is Tour Guide. The tour is in the Discovery Centre. The guide is supported by movies, story boards and exciting rides.

There is a Guide Captain to oversee the tours. If you like people, like history and want a hands on experience this is for you.

Motorman / Conductor

Another one of the most interesting volunteer positions is that of Motorman / Conductor.

This is a skill position. We fully train this position right here at our Cloverdale facility. No previous experience required to go into our training program. If you like trains, I mean really like trains, this might be for you.

Motorman / Conductor

Another one of the most interesting volunteer positions is that of Motorman / Conductor.

This is a skill position. We fully train this position right here at our Cloverdale facility. No previous experience required to go into our training program. If you like trains, I mean really like trains, this might be for you.

Speeder / Track Mobile Operator

We have other equipment other than the trains. We need volunteer operators for our multiple speeders and track mobiles.

We train our volunteers in every aspect of this machinery.

If you really want to play train, this is it!

Speeder / Track Mobile Operator

We have other equipment other than the trains. We need volunteer operators for our multiple speeders and track mobiles.

We train our volunteers in every aspect of this machinery.

If you really want to play train, this is it!

Shop Hero

Through all the seasons we have our shops open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and sometimes on Saturday. And that’s where our heroes preside.

It is those people who spent 7 years and 20,000 man hours to take the wreck of Interurban 1225 and turn it into our flagship operating interurban.

We would like volunteers with any skill to become part of our barn crew. If you need teaching we provide this. Last year we had a young college student learning how to weld. Anything is possible.

Shop Hero

Through all the seasons we have our shops open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and sometimes on Saturday. And that’s where our heroes preside.

It is those people who spent 7 years and 20,000 man hours to take the wreck of Interurban 1225 and turn it into our flagship operating interurban.

We would like volunteers with any skill to become part of our barn crew. If you need teaching we provide this. Last year we had a young college student learning how to weld. Anything is possible.

Other Talent Required

We are looking for talent in many areas. We are running a Heritage Railway which will carry about 10,000 guests in a season.

Some of the areas that we need the talent are:

  • Writing
  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • Musicians
  • Singers
  • Actors
  • Social media expert
  • Marketing

If you have a skill or desire we want you to join our team!

Other Talent Required

We are looking for talent in many areas. We are running a Heritage Railway which will carry about 10,000 guests in a season.

Some of the areas that we need the talent are:

  • Writing
  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • Musicians
  • Singers
  • Actors
  • Social media expert
  • Marketing

If you have a skill or desire we want you to join our team!

FVHRS is 100% Volunteer-run

We are actively looking for volunteers to help support the activities and operations of the society.
You don’t need to be an engineer to get involved!  Click here to learn more.

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This rail car at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society will be raised for the next 12 - 24 months while the motor and other technical parts are restored to working order.

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Our Christmas experience, the Electric Express 2021, has sold out! Thank you to all who purchased tickets! ...

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It’s really happening! We really are finally back on TRACK!

Rides on Surrey’s Heritage Rail will start on Saturday, September 4! We will run every Saturday until October 9. The 1225 Interurban will run four trips each Saturday from Cloverdale Station to Sullivan Station and back. This is approximately a 50-minute ride. In addition, you can also ride the Speeder on our Spur line.

We will also be hosting special Halloween Rides from Cloverdale Station to Sullivan Station on Saturday October 16 and Sunday October 17. More information to follow, watch this space!

This is a fun family experience! Bring the kids, and bring Grandma and Grandpa too, they may have stories from when they rode the rails. Experience Surrey’s 110-year-old heritage rail history!

We want to get the word out, please SHARE this post on your Facebook page!

Please visit our website for more information: www.fvhrs.org

Ticket prices here: https://fvhrs.org/ticket-info/

ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE

Purchase your tickets for the Cloverdale to Sullivan trip here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-surreys-heritage-rail-to-sullivan-station-tickets-163949442195

Purchase your tickets for the Speeder rides here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-fvhrs-speeder-on-our-own-spur-line-tickets-164198172153

Purchase your tickets for the Halloween Train here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/surreys-heritage-railway-halloween-train-sullivan-haunted-station-oct-16-tickets-166012159839

#fraservalleyheritagerail #surreysheritagerail #funfamilyexperience #fallevent #surreyfamilyevent
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Fraser Valley Heritage Rail director Allen Aubert reminds me to include the FVHR bee project in my next column. His promo worked! It`s included! The society has wildflowers, bee hives and interurbans zipping around the car barn and heritage station in Cloverdale, BC. #travelinspiration #travelbc #travellingtimes #beesandtrains #SurreyBC #beesee #cloverdale #railguys #railsociety #railvolunteers #beepromo #surreyheritagerailway #fraservalleyheritagerailway #fraservalleyheritagerailwaysociety ...

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Take the Electric Express this Christmas! Get your tickets now before they sell out!

Shake the snow globe and travel back in time with the Electric Express to 1921. See the characters, hear the Christmas music, experience the stories of the Fraser Valley one hundred years ago.
Feel the magic of Christmas as we visit Father Christmas in his secret workshop. You will want to bring your whole family to enjoy our theatrical event that is sure to warm your heart and make you laugh.

This is a heritage railway theatrical experience that takes place on the train run on our 1/2-mile section of our track, with a destination visit to the secret workshop of Father Christmas. Please note the train does not run to Sullivan Station, it travels a short distance up our spur line and back to Father Christmas’s Secret Workshop. The Electric Express experience is approximately 50 minutes long.
This experience will set the scene for the start of a wonderful Christmas season.

Receive a souvenir button! Sat. Dec. 11 and Sun. Dec.12 - 4 trips each day.

All tickets must be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-the-electric-express-2021-tickets-192761323307

More information at www.fvhrs.org

*Masks and proof of vaccination are required.

Please share this post with your friends! The Monster Express sold out last month, don`t miss this opportunity to get your tickets before they are gone!
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At the station
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back in time #fraservalleyheritagerailway #mycityofsurrey #cloverdalebc ...

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Got your tickets for this Saturday’s (Sept. 4) ride on Surrey’s Heritage Railway from Cloverdale Station to Sullivan Station and back?! There`s still some left!

This is a fun family experience! Bring the kids and bring Grandma and Grandpa too!

Please visit our website for more information: www.fvhrs.org
Ticket prices here: https://fvhrs.org/ticket-info/

ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE

Purchase your tickets for the Cloverdale to Sullivan trip here:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-surreys-heritage-rail-to-sullivan-station-tickets-163949442195?fbclid=IwAR3AsflLMMdEzZyaofXVeM5ovhTm-RJZOS2GefKGzAxsX-mqIbHd5Q95bbQ

#fraservalleyheritagerail #surreysheritagerail #funfamilyexperience #fallevent #surreyfamilyevent
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All aboard!  If you’re looking for a fun weekend activity, consider taking a ride on The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway.  All trains depart from the Cloverdale Station (Hwy 10 & 176A St) on Saturday and Sunday. The route goes from Cloverdale to Sullivan Station returns to Cloverdale.  While you’re there, be sure to check out honeybeecentre bee hotel that is helping make the beautiful meadow bloom with their hard working pollinators. 📸: honeybeecentre ...

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rscrowson and I spent the morning delivering little ‘kiss’mas thank yous to volunteers in our community kindred_farm salvationarmycanada innforwomen bcspca pahospicesociety sourcesbc self_advocates_of_semiahmoo peacearchfoundation alexandraneighbourhood royalcanadianlegion 240 fraservalleyheritagerail #fvhrs thetimesofcanada ...

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Happy National train day!

I’m celebrating the occasion by throwing it back… to 11 hours ago, when the 2nd trip of the Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society’s Connaught Car for the 2022 season passed through Surrey’s Sullivan neighbourhood.

#trains #nationaltrainday #interurban #interurbanrail #transitinhistory #fraservalleyheritagerailway #surrey #surreybc #sullivan #classictrains #capturetransit #transitaces #streetsofvancity
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STOP! and get your tickets for this Saturday! Conductor Colin says, bring the whole family! We`re kid friendly!

Tickets purchased online only.

Please visit our website for more information: www.fvhrs.org
Ticket prices here: https://fvhrs.org/ticket-info/

Purchase your tickets for the Cloverdale to Sullivan trip here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-surreys-heritage-rail-to-sullivan-station-tickets-163949442195

Purchase your tickets for the Speeder rides here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-fvhrs-speeder-on-our-own-spur-line-tickets-164198172153

Please share this post with your friends!

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Continuing time travel, the FVHeritageRail held their holiday gathering with period costumes to celebrate another successful season on the railway. #fraservalleyheritagerailwaysociety provides a lot of fun & education about life in #oursurrey back in the day. ...

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On the Monster Express riding by the Witches Coven! ...

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My Way
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Fraser Valley Heritage Railway 1225

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Tickets still available for this Saturday Sept. 11. Ride history on Surrey’s Heritage Railway Car 1225 from Cloverdale Station to Sullivan Station and back.

This is a fun family experience! Bring the kids and bring Grandma and Grandpa too! Please share this post with your friends!

Please visit our website for more information: www.fvhrs.org
Ticket prices here: https://fvhrs.org/ticket-info/

ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE

Purchase your tickets for the Cloverdale to Sullivan trip here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-surreys-heritage-rail-to-sullivan-station-tickets-163949442195

Purchase your tickets for the Speeder rides here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fvhrs-sept-4th-to-oct-9th-ride-fvhrs-speeder-on-our-own-spur-line-tickets-164198172153

#fraservalleyheritagerail #surreysheritagerail #funfamilyexperience #fallevent #surreyfamilyevent
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Pumpkin field as seen through a rainy train window #fraservalleyheritagerailway #fvhrs #fvheritagerail #trainintherain #historical #bcer1225 #sundayafternoontrainride #refreshingrain #pluviophile #pumpkins #itmustbeautumn ...

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A morning at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway. This rail car was originally built in 1912 and now restored and running. What I found fascinating was that it is powered by and electric generator. Love that feeling of nostalgia. #railcar #railway #cloverdalebc #restoredcar #nostalgic #nostalgia #explorebc #travelbc #daytrips #vancouverdaytrip #beautifulbritishcolumbia #canada #fraservalleyheritagerailway ...

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We missed the main car, but got a ride in the little speed car. What a great experience put on by the #fraservalleyheritagerailwaysociety #Cloverdale #railway #connaught #Sullivan #experience #brooksideinnabbotsford #boutiquehotel #romantic #reservation #heritage #honeymoon #hotel #abbotsford #agritourism #tourismabbotsford #tripadvisor ...

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Thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets to the Monster Express! It is now sold out! However, you have one last chance to ride Surrey`s Heritage Rail this season, and that`s, this Saturday, October 9, we still have a few tickets left! All aboard! ...

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Conductor
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