Volunteer at the Museum
Love Trains? Want to become more involved? We love our volunteers! If any of the positions listed below appeal to you, please call us at 409-765-5700 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page. We cannot wait to see you!
Archives/ Curatorial: Assist the curator with cataloging and care of the collections. Create new displays and exhibit content. Weekdays only. Prior experience helpful, further training necessary.
Docent/Education: Give guided tours of the museum; watch over museum displays while interacting with the public; assist in presenting educational material to merit badge classes, senior groups, and school groups. Weekdays or Weekends. Additional training may be required.
Grounds/ Maintenance: Assist with cutting grass, planting, watering, weeding, and trash pickup. Weekdays or Weekends. Training available if needed.
Model Railroad: Help to keep the model railroad display running by cleaning tracks, engine and rail car wheels, replacing worn out parts, and keeping structures on the layout clean. Also act as a docent and answer questions from visitors while working on the layout. Weekdays or Weekends.
Rolling Stock Maintenance: Assist in restoration, conservation and maintenance of rail cars and engines. Includes painting, woodworking, and upholstering, as well as metal, mechanical, and electrical work. Prior experience helpful, further training may be necessary. Weekdays.
Way and Track Volunteer: Assist in railway track maintenance and in keeping the Museum yard and right of way clear of weeds and grass. Involves heavy labor. Weekdays and Weekends.
Weekend/Special Events Volunteer: Assist the Museum staff during special events and weekend train rides. May involve helping load and unload passengers for train rides, leading visitors in craft activities, greeting visitors, etc... Weekends and Evenings.
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