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Admissions Desk, Gift Shop Volunteers

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The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum seeks volunteers to staff its admissions desk and gift shop during open hours. The museum offers a unique opportunity to give back to the community by helping to preserve local history in a family-friendly setting.

Duties include:

-- Assisting with general opening and closing of museum;
-- Verifying opening and closing cash box balances;
-- Recording admissions and sales using our Square system;
-- Greeting visitors.

Museum hours are 1:00-4:00 on most Sundays. Volunteers should arrive thirty minutes before opening and expect to remain 15-30 minutes after closing to fulfill their duties.

Training will be provided. A senior volunteer will be paired with new volunteers to help them become familiar with processes and procedures.

Volunteers should be comfortable with visitors of all ages, ranging from pre-school to seniors. If you are a "people person," this is the place for you!

The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum follows current federal, state and local guidance regarding COVID-19.

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PO BOX 7, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, FAIRFAX STATION, VA 22039, US

Mission Statement

Preserve and educate about local history through events, activities, exhibits and programs at what was the last operating railroad depot in Fairfax County.


The all-volunteer Friends of the Fairfax Station operate the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, dedicated in 1987, to preserve and educate about local history. A variety of events, programs and activities focus on local history, the importance of railroads to Fairfax County and Northern Virginia and the unique role of the station during the American Civil War.

All event planning and daily operations at Fairfax Station are the result of the commitment of our volunteers. We are in regular need for volunteers to assist with all aspects of museum operations, ranging from assisting with museum operations during open hours to fundraising, program development, facility maintenance and board leadership. We always are looking for dedicated individuals to help share the workload and increase the scope of the museum’s events and activities.

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11200 Fairfax Station RoadFairfax Station, VA 22039



  • Customer Service
  • Transactions


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of one Sunday per month but welcome those who wish to volunteer more frequently.
  • In that sales transactions are involved, volunteers must demonstrate responsibility and reliability. They should demonstrate good social skills, enjoy meeting the public and be comfortable with visitors of all ages.

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