You don't have to be a history expert to become a volunteer at the State Railroad Museum, just have the willingness to help educate the public on the essential role trains have played in the development of Sacramento and California.
The Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park are now recruiting adults to join a new class of volunteers. Volunteers serve as docents and tour guides, help with steam train operations, track construction, restoration and maintenance, and perform clerical work. Training is free, but participants must commit to at least 84 hours of service during the year. (The schedule is flexible.) Perks include free parking while on duty, invitation to an annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet and complimentary Museum membership.
What: Railroad Museum Volunteer Applications Accepted Now
Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park
When: Volunteer applications are due June 7. Orientation and volunteer training begins on June 17.
For more info: 916-324-7593 or visit website
PHOTO CREDIT: A volunteer docent explains a train exhibit. Courtesy California State Railroad Museum