The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who can help lead various educational activities and programs. These include reading circles, crafts, hands-on days and summer mini-camps with content focusing on museum themes of railroads in Northern Virginia, the importance of Fairfax Station in the Civil War and life in a small village in Fairfax County.
Volunteers must be able to interact with younger visitors. Educational/teaching experience is a plus but museum volunteers will provide training as needed. The museum will provide content for all programs but volunteers are encouraged to suggest improvements and introduce new topics/activities once they feel comfortable with the museum.
Interest in local history is a plus and strong commitments to education and community service are musts. Programs generally take place during open hours (1:00-4:00 on most Sundays) but volunteers also are needed for 1-2 summer mini-camps, each expected to last 3-4 hours for two consecutive days. Volunteers will need to spend time on planning and coordination to assure smooth implementation of programs.
- Child Development
- Teaching / Instruction
- People Skills
- General Education
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 21
- Flexible but minimium of 5 hours/month.