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!
The event will run 6 days over 3 weekends Sept. 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd. There are 4 time slots available each day, each shift is 4 hours: Opening 7:30-11:30am, Morning 8:00-12:00pm, Afternoon 12:00-4:00pm, and Closing 12:30-4:30pm.
- Each 4 hour shift is eligible to earn a DOWT ticket. (Available for the 4:45pm train Saturday Sept 8th, 15th or 22nd)
- Double-shifts are appreciated and receive a 30 min lunch break and lunch voucher.
- Each Volunteer will receive:
- An Information Packet with Parking Pass.
- A Lanyard and T-Shirt
- Snacks and Water + 15 min break each shift.
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.
To help ensure that the Museum remains an engaging destination, volunteers assist with installation, maintenance and general upkeep of displays and exhibits.
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.
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.
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.
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.