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Train Room Docent

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ORGANIZATION: MOFFETT FIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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The train room contains a working HO Scale Model Railroad built by Navy Air personnel starting in 1978. It is named the Santa Clara, Gilroy and Fresno Railroad and has scenes representing the route down Highways 101, 152 and 99 from Sunnyvale to Fresno. You will operate the trains and talk to visitors about the train room and the museum. Operating the train simply involves flipping a few switches and periodically resettling trains onto the tracks. No prior experience with model trains or the museum is required. Training will be provided.

The train room is open to the public only on Saturdays. This is a public contact position. Mask and social distancing rules will be in place but be aware that the train room has narrow aisles. The museum is located within Moffett Field. US Citizens and permanent residents must present a driver's license or ID card or a passport to enter the base. Non US residents must present a valid Passport. Due to insurance requirement's, docents must become museum members and must be at least 16 years old. Membership is $25/yr. Younger individuals may help out but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

We have two volunteers supporting the train room each Saturday. One person is in the train room and one is in the main part of the museum directing visitors into the train room. This is a great opportunity to volunteer as a team with your spouse, child or friend.

1 Shift

  • 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
    The Train Room is open mainly on Saturdays at this time.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About MOFFETT FIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Location:

PO BOX 16, MOFFETT FIELD, CA 94035, US

Mission Statement

To acquire and display artifacts that illustrate the roles performed by and tell the stories of the various military and NASA commands assigned to, or operating out of, Moffett Field, and thereby to educate the public about, and preserve for future generations, the airfield's rich and important heritage.‚Äč

Description

The museum has a large collection of artifacts reflecting the history of Moffett Field from its establishment in the early 1930's to recent times. The collection includes aircraft, uniforms, military equipment, documents, models and personal items. Special exhibit areas include Electronic Warfare, the USS Macon, Officer's Mess, Rear Admiral Moffett, Army Air Corps, WWII and Blimps, Fighter / Attack Era, Cold War Era, Transport Squadrons, In Memoriam, Navigation, Uniforms, Aircraft / Cockpits, Aircrew Survival Equipment, Airfield and Link Trainer. The museum also has an operating Model Railroad built by Navy personnel that includes scenery of the Bay Area and Central Valley.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Veterans & Military Families
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

Moffett Field MuseumSeveryns AvenueMoffett Field, CA 94035

(37.411,-122.053)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • We ask that you volunteer one 10am to 3pm Saturday shift every 6 to 8 weeks. We schedule several months in advance.

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