The California State Railroad Museum has various volunteer opportunities that include Museum Library & Archives, the Restoration Shops, Maintenance of Way, and museum docents. Preserving and restoring artifacts, maintaining the tracks, communicating and interpreting history in the museum.
Volunteers are able to assist with the preservation and restoration of artifacts in the Museum’s collection and work behind the scenes in the Upholstery Shop, Museum Library & Archives, and the Restoration Shops. Volunteers on the Maintenance of Way crew and Signals Department maintain the tracks and signals along the mainline of the California State Railroad Museum’s operating railroad, the Sacramento Southern. Docents provide tours, conduct hands-on interpretive activities, and participate in school programs. Active docents may also elect to receive specialized training for programs such as the Sacramento Southern Railroad and the Amtrak Interpretive Program.
Would you like to help preserve, interpret, or communicate our railroad history? Do you have a passion for inspiring others, restoring vintage equipment, or simply want to help maintain the tracks or signals of our operating railroad? Help make a difference and volunteer with the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento State Historic Park!