Trails & Rails at Gateway Arch National Park

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Volunteers ride Amtrak trains along two routes (St. Louis to Springfield IL and St. Louis to Jefferson City MO) while providing cultural heritage information to travelers.

Volunteers work in pairs, either with another volunteer or with a park ranger.

Basic Requirements:

  • Ability to see and hear, to lift up to 35 pounds, and possess strength and mobility of all limbs.
  • Persons age 16 or older may become a Trails & Rails volunteer at this park, but volunteers under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Effective communication skills

Time Commitment:

  • Each round trip lasts 6 to 7 hours, subject to unexpected delays. There is no overnight requirement.
  • Volunteers are expected to make at least six trips in the summer season, Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Training and orientation sessions will be held on April 29 and May 5 from 9am to 3pm. All volunteers are required to attend one of these training sessions.

Start Date - 2023-05-27

End Date - 2023-10-29

Activities include: General Assistance;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: No Housing/Amenities Available

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About National Park Service


1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, US

Mission Statement

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.


The U.S. National Park Service,, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.


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We'll work with your schedule.


11. North 4th StreetSt. Louis, MO 63102



  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Sunday;Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday;Saturday

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