Volunteers play a mission-critical role at Seashore Trolley Museum, and several volunteer roles are available. We help Volunteer applicants find a great match between their interests/talents and the needs of the museum. Here are examples of positions that we seek volunteers to fill:
Streetcar operators , conductors, dispatchers help our visitors experience first hand what it was like to ride a streetcar, before the invention of the automobile. Enjoy interacting with the visiting public, teaching them the story of the trolley era and its part in the development of our country. Museum motormen and conductors must attend and pass our safety and training courses. After the first year, it is required that all motormen and conductors attend and pass our annual safety re-qualification course and testing.
Motorman Saturday Training Dates for 2020
Saturdays May 23, May 30, and June 6 beginning at 9AM.
You must be a Member of the Museum & there is a small training fee of $35, which covers the cost of your training materials and your nameplate!
To participate, please contact the New Operator Training Class Coordinator, Rich Pascucci, at [email protected]
or call/text 781-608-2314
Volunteer craftsmen or tradesmen are always needed in our year-round restoration program and to help us maintain our buildings and grounds. Supporting our small paid staff in the shop, our volunteers are as valuable as the streetcar collection. Doing the fascinating work of restoring and maintaining our priceless collection of antique streetcars, interurbans, and rapid transit cars. We’re interested in helping people learn the skills necessary to support our restoration work, and we are also interested in learning any new skills our volunteer craftsmen or tradesmen might bring to us. Some of our shop volunteers work only on weekends, while others donate time during their vacation. Still others set aside one or two days during the week and spend the day much as if they were employed full time in the shop. If you are retired, a student on summer vacation, or you have some spare time to volunteer on a day off, please consider helping us in the restoration shop to preserve our collection for future generations. Bring your skills and/or an interest to learn a new skill or craft and we guarantee that we will find something you will enjoy doing.
Track, Maintenance of Way, and Signal crews
Many Administrative, IT and Facilities functions
Helping at special events