Volunteering and Membership

For over 50 years the LVVS has thrived, thanks to its volunteers.

Recent success with the new facilities will also bring many new challenges for the future - so if you like what you see, why not get involved?

Currently members of the Society meet at the Museum on Monday and Wednesday evenings and at weekends, and from May to September the museum is also open between 11 - 4 pm on weekdays. If you have time to spare and a desire to be useful we would love to hear from you!

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Welcoming vehicle owners to Castle Rally Re-assembly of door fittings on Bristol L bus under restoration Society / members' vehicle display at RAF Waddington International Air Show

While volunteers with the technical skills to restore and maintain our vehicle collection are always welcome, there are plenty of other ways of getting involved, at the Museum, with special events and behind the scenes.

Your talents can help the Society in very many ways, for example with General Museum Housekeeping and Maintenance, Special Events, Administration, Marketing, Fund Raising, Archive Documentation and Conservation to name just some of our responsibilities. And yes there are all the vehicle aspects too if you prefer!

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Guiding a group visit to the Museum Membership / Information stand at Open Day Preparing to carry out a brake service on Lincoln 23
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Bus crews at Open Day on 'City Tour' Setting up the refreshment stand at Open Day (it gets a lot busier when we open!) Constructing new racking in the stores area

But please do not think that being a member is all work and no play – we do like to have a bit of fun and enjoy ourselves whilst preserving both local and national road transport heritage for the benefit of future generations. We are always on the lookout for new recruits, so whether you are mechanically minded or not, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Opportunities to drive the Society's vehicles are there, following suitable familiarisation with our vehicles (there are plenty of differences between our vehicles and modern cars / buses!), and bus drivers at 'Open Day' events must hold an appropriate PSV / PCV licence. Also, insurance requirements mean we have a limit on the number of drivers, so it would be wrong to give the impression that a new member could expect to be at the wheel within a few weeks of joining! Volunteer bus conductors are welcome, and training is provided.

Members who are not in a position to be actively involved are also welcome - membership also offers the chance to 'adopt' a vehicle.

Membership is currently £ 20 (adult), £ 25 (family) or £ 10 (junior) per year, or £ 400 for life membership (£ 250 if over 60.) Benefits include free museum admission, a quarterly Society magazine and the opportunity to become involved in a broad range of Society activities.

Download a Membership Form here - this will open as a pdf document (requires a program such as Acrobat Reader.

If you are a UK taxpayer, your membership and any donations can be 'Gift Aided' allowing us to claim tax relief. A 'Gift Aid' form can be downloaded here (this also opens as a pdf document.)

If you have any difficulty downloading these forms, please e-mail us - {short description of image}- and we will send form/s by post.

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