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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 student volunteer opportunities including:

"Engineers" in Holdens Corner
You will read books to youngsters visiting the museum and oversee a children’s activity area - encourage coloring, sing songs and play simple games with children that visit the learning center at Travel Town. Hours for Holden’s Corner are currently on Sunday afternoons – We need 2-3 volunteers each Sunday that we have the program.

Tour Guide / Docent Interpreters
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 simple scripts to study. 2 to 4 Volunteers are needed on the second and third Saturdays of every month from 10 to 4.

Restoration Staff
We have several dedicated men and women who are currently working on restoring 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'll train you!)

Track Building 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. We need 2-8 students on various Saturdays throughout the year.

Gardening/Organizing Team
We need Gardeners to help maintain the weeds and flowers and organize our workyard, out of the public area. As this is the volunteer storage area, we need to keep it tidy and neat! Must like working outdoors. You will learn various gardening techniques. The Museum is Green in more ways than one - help us recycle and sort cans and bottles. You will be helping to keep this part of Griffith park beautiful! We need 2 students on various Saturdays throughout the year.

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