Volunteer at the Fox River Trolley Museum

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Fox River Trolley Museum

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The Fox River Trolley Museum has several volunteer opportunities for anyone interested in history, transportation, or railroading. Opportunities of all skill levels are available: ticket agents, fare collectors, conductors, operators, car maintenance, track work and more!

Anyone interested in volunteering can contact us at info@foxtrolley.org.

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About Fox River Trolley Museum

Location:

365 S. LaFox, South Elgin, IL 60177, US

Mission Statement

The Fox River Trolley Museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the electric railroad heritage of the Fox River Valley and the greater Chicago region.

Description

The Fox River Trolley Museum gives families and young children to chance to enjoy rides on antique selfpropelled electric railroad passenger trains. These trains, commonly called trolleys, operate over a 2-mile long demonstration railroad called the "Aurora Elgin and Fox River Electric Company." The oldest part of the railroad dates back to 1896 and extends along the Fox River from South Elgin, IL to Coleman Grove, IL. The newest part of the railroad dates back to 2002 and connects the old trolley line at Coleman Grove to the center of Kane County’s Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve. The collection consists of 28-railroad vehicles built between 1887 and 1959.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Fox River Trolley Museum365 S. LaFoxSouth Elgin, IL 60177

(41.98838,-88.29728)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Relations
  • Customer Service
  • Transactions
  • Curating
  • History
  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • The Museum is open to the public Sundays from late April through October and Saturdays between Independence Day and Labor Day. Volunteer hours are usually 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Volunteers are scheduled based their availability.

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