Pichi Richi on lookout for volunteers

All in a days volunteering: Patrick Mackay, Richard Atkinson, Darren "Spoon" Palmer in front of one of the historical trains. Photo: Pichi Richi Railway

All in a days volunteering: Patrick Mackay, Richard Atkinson, Darren "Spoon" Palmer in front of one of the historical trains. Photo: Pichi Richi Railway

If you have some time on your hands and enjoy Port Augusta heritage, the Pichi Richi Railway is on the lookout for volunteers.

Originally running on the Old Ghan railway line, the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society has been operating since 1973 in 'keeping the history alive' and is run fully by volunteers.

Bronwyn Ingram, who is the organisation's members services manager, said there were opportunities to suit anyone.

"We are very flexible, some people commit a weekend a month, some people are just a weekend a year," she said.

Ms Ingram said the organisation's uniqueness pulls in volunteers from far and wide, even interstate, but she would like to see more local interest.

"We would love to have some volunteers that are a little bit more local, a little bit closer and could give us a hand once a month," she said.

"The two main areas of need at the moment are on train staff, like the tour guides."

"We call them the car captains and they chat to the passengers and make sure that all is well.

"And the other area is for catering, so we have refreshment rooms at the halfway point which is called Woolshed Flat where we sell tea, coffee, hotdogs, scones and other refreshments.

"Both of those jobs can have on the job training, they will not be chucked in the deep end.

"If they have experience already that is a bonus.

"There are roles for everybody."