Are you a Railfan/Train-buff or just love our little train and museum?  Then please consider being a Lee County volunteer here at the Railroad Museum of South Florida.  We’d love to have you “On Board!”

Many volunteers maintain the various areas of the Museum, Railroad, and The Miniature Villages.  Over 35 volunteers spend hundreds of hours helping with the major decorating and un-decorating during our Special Events – Halloween, Christmas, Easter and Liberty Express in July.  Truly a team effort.

Other volunteer things that are done:

  • keeping the tracks free of leaves and debris
  • painting, basing and placing figurines
  • painting our various holiday display boards
  • organizing our storage areas
  • keeping our museum library in order

Our volunteers do a wonderful job in keeping the train route spruced up.  We also have some talented wood-workers who build our 1/12th scale houses that you see along our route.

Other volunteers work in our museum by acting as docents and educating the public about railroading.  Others work on the train exhibits and bring new ideas to life by making dioramas or providing educational opportunities for classrooms.

The main outdoor volunteer day is usually Thursdays from 9 am – 12 noon, although other hours can be arranged through our volunteer coordinator and museum vice-president.

Applications are available on-line at:  https://www.leegov.com/parks/volunteers

Please note on your application that you want to volunteer at the: “Lakes Park Train Village”

Minimum age: 18

All individuals must pass a criminal background screening and must have graduated tenth grade or equivalent to register as volunteer staff.

(Volunteers do not operate the train, repair tracks or collect money.)