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ORGANIZATION: IRON SPIKE INC

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This position involves keeping the exterior of the museum looking well-kept and welcoming for our visitors. The position does not involve mowing or snow plowing. Tools and garden products will be supplied.
Duties may vary by season of the year.

YEAR ROUND:
Police the parking lot and perimeter for litter.
Sweep sidewalks.

WARM WEATHER:
Water outdoor plants.
Weed gravel areas around building.
Trim rose bushes and shrubs regularly.
Replant exterior pots
Spray for weeds in parking lot.
Wash exterior windows.

COLD WEATHER:
Clear walkways around the museum in the event of snow.
Spread salt/snow melt to keep walkways as clear as possible.

You'll be working with a great group of other people too! We're all volunteers doing our part to keep the train museum operating and welcoming for all visitors.

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About IRON SPIKE INC

Location:

1498 High Street, WASHINGTON, MO 63090, US

Mission Statement

We are a Model Train Museum in Washington Mo. Our mission is to honor the history of railroading in our nation through the narrative and interaction with visitors as they tour the Museum.

Description

Iron Spike is a great place to volunteer. We have no paid employees but very enthusiastic volunteers. We have now been open for over six years and haven't begun to scratch the surface of the many things we dream of offering in terms of programs. Two solid programs right now are Operation Lifesaver, the railroad safety program, and the Boy Scout Railroad Merit Badge Program. Operation Lifesaver is generally available to museum guests on the third Saturday of each month. Presentations are tailored to suit the age of attendees from preschool to senior citizen. The Boy Scout Railroad Merit Badge class is offered several times a year. Each offering gives 10 scouts the opportunity to earn their Railroad Merit Badge. Volunteers with appropriate experience are encouraged to participate in these presentations as guest instructors.

We also need to volunteers to interact with guests as they tour our Museum. You will escort guests around the main show room floor and discuss the layouts in the room. Then escort/direct them back to the Main Museum area. Trains will be running for all to see how they work. You may choose to be one of the docents in the Museum area. These individuals are outgoing and enjoy telling a good story. Each of them develops their own batch of stories about scenes on the train layouts. This way every tour is different. Visitors are entertained with stories that explain the action they see on the layouts.


CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Community, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1498 High StreetWashington, MO 63090

(38.54464,-91.02428)
 

SKILLS

  • Landscaping
  • Gardening
  • Janitorial Maintenance

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours each week (max)
  • After orientation, must be a self-starter with initiative to see what needs doing and get it done. Communicate supply needs to senior staff.

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