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Colorado Railroad Museum - Volunteers Needed

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ORGANIZATION: COLORADO RAILROAD HISTORICAL FOUNDATION INC

  • 3 people are interested
Upper Gallery Education

Thrilling Thursdays (select Thursdays May-August)

Volunteers help visitors understand railroad history through engaging them in a variety of activities - telegraph & Morse code, Diesel Simulator, Turntable demos and more.

Help our young visitors discover a passion for railroad history!

Being a Thrilling Thursday volunteer is an engaging and rewarding experience. Our volunteers offer young visitors a rare hands-on look into the mechanical workings, historical objects, and unique history of these magnificent machines and the worlds they transformed. Watch someone's eyes light up as they have an "ah-ha!" moment making lasting cognitive connections between the 'facts' and the real lives affected by these events.

Each week, participants explore railroad-related activities with historic characters and friends from our partner organizations. This summer's theme focuses on Pullman Porter cars! Each station will explore a topic using a variety of museum resources, artifacts, and spaces that help connect our theme to visitors’ lives.

Never been a Stationed Interpreter before? That's ok! We offer the opportunity for new volunteers to shadow existing volunteers and also attend Tour Guide Training:
Training covers:

  • How to create a treasured experience versus just another ho-hum table demo
  • An overview of the museum’s themed tours and outlines
  • Museum Visitor types and how to work with them to make the most of their visit
  • Logistics and techniques that keep everyone safe and happy


Friendly and professional Stationed Interpreters provide our guests with an exceptional experience while visiting our facility. In this role, you will be responsible for engaging visitors as they explore the grounds and stop at "Ask Me" stations. At each station, we will be sharing interesting facts about the history of the Colorado Railroad Museum and answering any questions they may have about the artifacts on the table. You will also provide helpful tips on other attractions or restaurants in the area that are popular among tourists to help ensure our guests enjoy their stay.

Being a Stationed Interpreter is a truly rewarding experience. Learn new things, meet new people and make a difference for our organization and visitors.

More opportunities with COLORADO RAILROAD HISTORICAL FOUNDATION INC

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About COLORADO RAILROAD HISTORICAL FOUNDATION INC

Location:

17155 W. 44th Ave, GOLDEN, CO 80403, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Colorado Railroad Museum is to preserve and convey the rich history of railroading in the Rocky Mountain region through acquisition, research, exhibition, and education.

Description

This museum is both child and railroader friendly offering a variety of programs and special events that capture our visitors imaginations.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

17155 W. 44th AveGolden, CO 80403

(39.77153,-105.19352)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Relationship Building
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask volunteers to commit to an orientation, Interpretive training, and at least one 4-hour shift per month May-August.
  • All volunteers of the Colorado Railroad Museum must be vaccinated or provide proof of a medical or religious exemption.

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