Volunteers make essential contributions to the success of the Railroad Museum! The Railroad Museum offers a flexible volunteer program featuring a variety of opportunities. Our program welcomes volunteers with all levels of railroading and history knowledge.
Active volunteers receive the quarterly Crew Caller newsletter, training & educational opportunities, Museum store discounts, and are acknowledged at recognition events throughout the year. In addition, volunteers become a part of a welcoming and friendly group of individuals with the shared commitment to interpreting and preserving Pennsylvania’s railroad heritage.
For those under the age of 18 who are interested in volunteering, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania offers a junior volunteer program. With a few minor exceptions, they perform the same duties and receive the same benefits as adult volunteers.
Junior Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. From the age of 14 to the age of 16, Junior Volunteers must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian during the duration of their shift at the Museum. At the age of 16, a junior volunteer may volunteer under the direct supervision of the Museum staff, as long as this arrangement is approved by the parent/guardian. At the age of 18, a volunteer is considered an adult. A junior volunteer may be restricted in the number of hours they can work in a day and the number of days they can work in a week as put forth by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.