Most people know the trolley museum has volunteer trolley operators and car restoration folks. But those aren’t the only areas we need volunteers. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities here at the Shore Line Trolley Museum!
Right now, our seasonal events need people to set-up, break down and also people to help make our visitors feel welcome.
The Haunted Isle runs now through the end of October, Friday and Saturday evenings and we always need people for crowd control, greeters and general information assistants.
Looking for something to do during the day? Pumpkin Patch runs Saturdays and Sundays from October 14 – October 29 from 11AM-4PM. We need people who can act as greeters, people who can help with crafts, people who can help keep the trolley yard and pumpkin patch tidy, and still more people who can help with the refreshment station. We also need people to help set up before and during the event as well as people who can help break down the event after it’s over.
Santa’s Winter Wonderland is also coming up. This year, lots of festivities include enhanced decorations and lights from the Sprague Station ticket window right down into the trolley yard. We’re looking for greeters, craft assistants, people who can help keep the trolley yard tidy, and people who can assist at the refreshment stand. Like to decorate for the Holidays? We can sure use volunteers to help set up and/or put things away. But there’s more! Want to be one of Santa’s helpers? Are you a member of a choral group? Just about anything that would add to the family holiday festivities.
There are always other volunteer positions available
Are you a public speaker? Our newly formed Speakers Bureau will be holding an introductory meeting on Monday, October 23 in the evening. More to follow on this but in a nutshell it’s going to outside organizations to spread the word about us and our history.
Retired educators or those looking to fill some empty summer hours – we’ll really be ramping up our education programs in 2018 and we could really use some volunteers to work on children’s programs.
Love to tell the story of the trolley but don’t want to run one? That’s OK, too! We have summer season museum guide positions available.
If none of this appeals to you, there’s still more. Marketing people, IT & communications people, electro-mechanical enthusiasts, back office and accounting people, painters, carpenters, lawn and garden care enthusiasts and master gardeners all can find a place to spend some volunteer time at the Shore Line Trolley Museum.
Finally, if you or someone you know has specific knowledge of railroad track work, we have an opening for a volunteer track foreman.
If any of this interests you, call the museum at (203)467-6927 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we hope to see you soon!
The Branford Electric Railway Association, founded in 1945, serves as the oldest continuously operated suburban street railway in the United States. The museum was entered into the Register of Historic Places in 1983. Museum volunteers offer tours of meticulously restored antique street railway cars and provide a multi-sensory visit with rides along approximately 1.5 miles of railway that first opened to the public on July 31, 1900. For more information on the museum or for volunteer or member opportunities, visit www.shorelinetrolley.org or call (203) 467-6927.