Volunteers

Volunteers invest thousands of hours to help ensure that the Museum’s 100,000+ annual visitors enjoy a memorable and educational experience of Colorado’s railroad heritage.

We invite you to serve as a Volunteer so that your individual talents can help keep the Museum one of the best of its kind. And you’ll gain knowledge related to railroading, history, artifacts, visitor services and other important aspects of our events and operations.

Find a volunteer opportunity below that matches your interests, and then give us a call at 303-279-4591, or contact us online for more information about how you can get involved.

General Qualifications for Volunteers

To help ensure that Volunteer participation is effective and safe for all involved, the Colorado Railroad Museum wants to make sure that any interested individuals are:

  • At least 16 years of age
  • Able to work with others for the good of the Museum
  • Willing to adhere to general volunteer standards
  • Volunteers may work on any day of the week and in more than one area.

Volunteer Volgistics Login

Museum members can login to record their volunteer hours by visiting VOLGISTICS HERE.

Day Out With Thomas

We need your help!

Help us run activity booths such as bubble station and bean bag toss, cashier in our merchandise tent, man a will call/greeter station, set-up/tear-down tents etc… There are a wide variety of duties to fill and we are flexible with schedule.

We have the option of Full Day shifts starting at 8AM and going until 6PM.

There are also Half-Day shifts from 8AM-1PM and 1PM-6PM.

The dates this year are:

Saturday Sept. 10th
Sunday Sept. 11th
Saturday Sept. 17th
Sunday Sept. 18th
Saturday Sept. 24th
Sunday Sept. 25th

We can use help with set-up Sept. 8th and 9th as well as tear-down the 25th, 26th and 27th.

Fill out the Day Out With Thomas Volunteer Form and email it to Danielle@crrm.org or Carolyn@crrm.org

Woodworking / Finishing / Restoration Volunteer Request

The Colorado Railroad Museum has significant restoration projects for 2015 and beyond. From antique railcars, to locomotives and cabooses — there’s no shortage of exciting project.

We are looking for men and women with woodworking and painting/finishing experience, who enjoy working with others on significant projects and who have an attention to detail. We’ll happily teach you about railcar restoration and help you develop the needed skills.

We’d love to hear from enthusiastic, hard-working, train fanatics who love nothing more than bringing these great pieces of history back to life. Feel free to drop by the Roundhouse any Monday or Tuesday between 8:00 and 3:00 to talk with the crew.

Exhibits

To help ensure that the Museum remains an engaging destination, volunteers assist with installation, maintenance and general upkeep of displays and exhibits.

Grounds

The park-like setting of the Museum grounds requires regular and careful attention so that it remains inviting and accessible to guests, particularly from April through October.

Hosts

A friendly guide can create a positive visitor experience and help bring to life Colorado’s fascinating railroad history. You don’t need to be an expert, just someone who enjoys meeting people.

Library and Archives

Volunteer support in the care and use of our extensive resource collection allows the library staff to increase public research hours in the renowned Robert W. Richardson Library.

Operations

Become a member of the train crew by joining our on-the-job training program. Start as a Trainman, work up to Brakeman, Conductor, Fireman and eventually even Engineer.

Track

From spiking down track to replacing rotten ties and installing new switches, volunteers will get a physical workout and a real sense of accomplishment.

Volunteering in the Roundhouse

Join the staff and volunteers of the Colorado Railroad Museum as they continue restoration work in the Cornelius W. Hauck Roundhouse Restoration Facility.

Filmed and edited by Museum volunteer Richard Kuberski.