Volunteer

Join the community effort

Love tanks? Curious about what’s going on with the locomotive restoration? Passionate about educating people about history, science and education? Volunteer with the Society!

Some of our volunteers even go on to pursue their volunteer areas professionally, so whether you're interested in a education-related career or just want to get your feet—and hands—wet in the world of science, the Society is the perfect place to volunteer your time and energy.

Volunteers make this project possible. Starting from a raw space many people have helped clean and prepare the facility for the Grand Opening June 10, 2012. They will also make it possible to reopen our doors and grow in the future. 

Check the website for upcoming volunteering opportunities and special events, or join our mail list to stay in the loop. 

​Why Volunteer with the Society?

  • Discover what goes on at the Museum behind the scenes
  • Work towards ALCO Heritage Museum's mission
  • Meet others who are passionate about the American Locomotive Company's history
  • Gain valuable, hands-on experience
  • Network with professionals and other volunteers

​What Do Volunteers Do? 

  • Help in restoration of locomotives, tanks and other Museum exibits. 
  • Help with both big and small project
  • Join the events committee and help organize all kinds of events from the community picnic to the boy scout ice cream social and the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train.
  • Educate and interact with visitors
  • Design surveys for the Teacher Resource Center
  • Conduct research on conservation projects
  • Take photos at special events 

​Intern at the Museum​ 

An Museum internship is a great way for college students and recent college graduates to gain valuable experience learning all aspects of our work, including restoration services, collections, program and exhibit design and operational aspects of running a large cultural institution. ​