Volunteering

As part of ScotRail in the Community we're developing many ways to get involved with your local station.

Adopt a station

Our adopt a station programme is one of the most popular ways people volunteer with us. Stations play an important role in communities and are often the first thing people see when they arrive in a town.

We want to maintain a good environment for people using and working in our stations, and our adopters help us to do just this. Station adopters range from businesses and charities, to clubs and schools, to dedicated individuals helping to improve the appearance of our stations. You can help by taking part in gardening and other activities so that everyone can enjoy the gardens and, in some cases, even pick herbs and vegetables.

We also encourage community uses for our stations so people can use meeting rooms, put up posters and artwork, develop heritage centres and run community shops.

And, as part of our ScotRail in the Community initiatives, the Biodiversity Fund is here to help our station adopters sustain and improve Scottish ecosystems. Find out more...

Adopt a station Biodiversity fund

ScotRail Deal – rewarding our volunteers

Each year people from all walks of life choose to put their time and effort into transforming station areas through Community Rail Partnerships and our adopt a station programme. The ScotRail Deal is our way of saying "thank you" for all the hard work put in by our volunteers.

Through the ScotRail Deal, volunteers get two different types of complimentary passes:

  • Point-to-point: This three-month pass entitles you to free travel so you can carry out your volunteering duties – for example, train travel to get from home to the station you adopt. If you're a Community Rail Partnership member, you'll get a pass that covers the line of your CRP.
  • Annual: One pair of standard class return tickets for a journey of your choice (ScotRail services only).

We also run a volunteers quarterly prize draw for the chance to win one of three Rover travel passes.

If you volunteer at least ten hours per month during spring, summer and autumn, you're eligible for the ScotRail Deal. For more information contact adoptastation@scotrail.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you and continuing the great work to put stations at the heart of our communities.