Volunteering...

In addition to full time and seasonal paid staff, there are a number of volunteers helping Isle of Man Transport with the operation of the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, which runs on the busy seafront promenades of Douglas, capital of the Isle of Man, with a fleet of its original tramcars dating from 1883 through to 1913.

During the operating season (typically late March to early November), volunteers lead guided tours of the Tramway Stables at the bottom of Summer Hill which date from 1877, offering an unique opportunity to go ‘behind the scenes’ of the World’s last remaining original Victorian horse-drawn tramway.
 
 
The guided tours allow visitors to meet, feed and find out about the Tramway's large team of Clydesdale, Shire and other breeds of  trammers (heavy draught horses) as well as the work of the stables staff in caring for them.

Volunteers also assist with special events and are active in helping to promote the Tramway and the trammers online and with printed materials on Island. There are volunteer roles for tour guides, storytellers, researchers, photographers, media creators, event coordinators ....

If you would like to find out more about the work of the volunteers or perhaps join the team, then please get in touch by emailing douglasbaytramway@gmail.com.