Volunteer at the B&O!

We are currently seeking volunteers who are passionate about sharing the stories of American railroading, enthusiastic about historic preservation and interpretation, and enjoy working with others.  

We ask that our volunteers be able to give a minimum of (1) 6-hour shift per month for 1 year. Typically, volunteers at the Museum work a weekly shift.  

Volunteer Benefits 

  • FREE Family & Friends Museum Membership  
  • Special volunteer appreciation events 
  • Periodic behind-the-scenes sneak peeks at upcoming exhibits and collection items not currently available to the public 
  • Professional development & experience 
  • Opportunity to take on more responsibility as a Senior Volunteer (excellent resumé builder for aspiring museum professionals) 
  • Most importantly — lots of smiling, engaged, and happy visitors! 

Current Special Events Volunteer Opportunities

Sensory Inclusive Trick-or-Treating

Saturday, October 28, 2023

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The Polar Express Train Ride

November & December 2023

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Current Volunteers

Please see here for access to Volunteer portal.


Contact our Volunteer & Outreach Manager at MFurtado@BORail.org

Patrese T.
June 2021

I love that the museum is what remains of the old train yard and the number and variety of train cars is remarkable.

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