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Volunteer With Us


The Florida Railroad Museum would not exist without the generous efforts of its volunteer members. From restoring old equipment and maintaining operating equipment, renewing the track and operating the train each weekend our volunteers are the backbone of this organization.

  • Track Maintenance
  • Train Maintenance
  • Restoration
  • Operations
  • Gift Shop
  • Reservations


Highly qualified volunteers with thousands of hours of service will guide you through all the training needed to perform your duties. The most rigorous training can be found in the Operations Department, where volunteers work their way from car host to locomotive engineer. It is a long and rewarding journey.

Flexible Scheduling

As a volunteer you decide the level of service and number of hours to donate. Some positions in the Operating Department do require a minimum number of trips or days worked during the year to maintain certification.

Maintenance and restoration activities are scheduled throughout the week. Train operations and the gift shop run on weekends with occasional charter work during the week.

Tax Deductible

Membership dues, donations of money and materials and vehicle mileage traveling to/from the museum for volunteer duties are all deductible under IRS 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization guidelines.

Get Started

Contact us online or give us a call at 941-776-0906 to get started. We’ll put you in touch with the right people that match your interests!