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We are happy that you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Travel Town!

Click the buttons below to see the next available orientation dates to sign up for, if that day is full please choose another.



People who volunteer their time and talents are valuable assets to the Travel Town Museum and the City of Los Angeles. We encourage constructive participation of groups and individuals in our volunteer program.

We have several volunteer opportunities including:

Tour Guide / Docent Interpreters
Tour Our Docent Interpreters speak for the trains by leading tours through and around our historical equipment and passenger cars. They bring history to life with lectures, stories and by answering questions from curious children. We have Docent Training Seminars twice a year, and encourage our Docents to take part in this incredible educational opportunity. Certificates are given at the completion of each course.

Restoration Staff
Dining car We have several dedicated volunteers who are working to restore some of our exhibit cars to their former glory. If you have skills in carpentry, refinishing woodwork, plumbing or electrical systems, please ask to be referred to our restoration project leaders. (If you have none of these skills, but still want to help, please ask... We will train you!)

Museum Enhancement Team Member
Charlie You will be removing dust, dirt, cobwebs and debris from our historic rolling stock. In our open-air environment, this chore is an integral aspect of preserving these important pieces of history. Though we do provide masks, gloves and even goggles, his is outdoors and can get very dusty. Using long handled soft brushes, rags, and specific tools you will learn how to safely conserve and protect historical artifacts.

Track Building Crew
Track crew You will be building track at Travel Town, moving rail, driving spikes, setting ties, etc. You will be working outside. This is heavy work. Must be able to follow directions. You must be willing to work as a team member. You will learn how to build track the "old-fashioned" way, as well as observing the modern technologies of pneumatic spike drivers and backhoes.

Gardening and Outdoor Spaces Team

We need Gardeners to help eliminate the weeds and tend to the flowers in our public areas. We also rake and remove dry leaves from our public spaces and restoration areas. You must like working outdoors. You will learn various gardening techniques. You will be helping to keep this portion of Griffith Park beautiful.



Cooperative Programs
We can provide hours for high school service learning projects, RSVP projects, or community service projects . Please let the administrator know of your needs at the orientation.

Group Participation
Do you belong to a Boy Scout Troop? Girl Scouts? 4-H? Key Club? Church group? The Travel Town Museum welcomes large groups of volunteers to do major grounds cleanup and locomotive washing! It's a great way for your group to volunteer to help the City of Los Angeles!

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