Docents are needed to assist with museum operations and activities on open days. Duties include assisting with opening/closing, meeting visitors, and staffing our admissions table or gift shop. Admissions and gift shop duties include preparing opening/closing cash balances. New volunteers will be provided orientation and training until they feel comfortable handing their duties independently.
The events, programs and exhibits at the museum focus on railroads in northern Virginia, the importance of Fairfax Station during the Civil War and life at a small railroad community so an interest in local history is a plus, particularly for volunteers interested in interpreting exhibits and giving tours to visitors. Current volunteers will help newcomers learn about the subject areas covered.
Volunteers should be comfortable interacting with visitors ranging in age from pre-K to seniors.
We are open primarily on Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00. Volunteers should report no later than 12:30 and be prepared to stay until 4:15 to close out activities.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome (minimum age of 16, please). Families interested in volunteering as a group also are encouraged to consider our museum.
- People Skills
- Customer Service
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- Once a month on average.
- Great place for history buffs and railfans.