The Royal British Legion and North Norfolk Railway (NNR) have launched a joint referral scheme for ex-Service personnel that will offer voluntary opportunities in a range of positions within a unique working environment.
Launched on Saturday 24th June at NNR Holt Station, during the Tracks & Trenches weekend event, the new scheme is a collaboration between the Legion and NNR that will offer recent service leavers and veterans a chance to gain new skills and meet like-minded people.
The voluntary scheme aims to provide roles that will offer a route into new areas for those referred, including engineering, gardening, catering, teaching carpentry and much more. All skill sets and ages are welcome and full training will be given to volunteers.
Kate Green, Area Manager from The Royal British Legion said: “We are very proud to be working with the North Norfolk Railway. It is an iconic and important part of the area and to be able to refer ex-Service personnel into volunteer roles with the NNR is a great opportunity for all involved. Not only will it encourage those involved to develop and learn, but it will also be a great way to meet new people, provide new focus and offer each person a chance to sustain such wonderful heritage and be part of history.”
The Legion’s East Anglia and Essex Welfare Team will work in collaboration with the NNR to assess a suitable volunteering position for each candidate referred. This will take into consideration the demands placed on the volunteer and cater towards any specific requirements and training needed.