Members-Only: Volunteer Information

Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Brooker is here to help!

Email with any questions or comments about volunteering at PSRM.

Submit Volunteer Hours 

Logging volunteer hours and mileage is crucial for both volunteers and PSRMA. It tracks the valuable time you donate, allowing us to show impact and secure future funding. It also helps us recognize volunteers and plan for the future. For volunteers, it keeps a record of your commitment and may be used for tax purposes. Please be sure to log hours spent at Campo or La Mesa, as well as any hours spent working from home!

View Volunteer Calendar 

View scheduled volunteer opportunities.

Current Available Volunteer Positions

Year-Round Positions

1. Gift Shop Attendant

The Gift Shop is the first place many visitors head upon arrival to Campo.  Welcome guests by answering questions, answering the telephone, selling merchandise, stocking shelves, and keeping the Gift Shop clean and tidy.  The Gift Shop is a great place to interact with the public.

2. Facilities Maintenance Volunteer

The members of the Facilities Department help to keep our museum’s grounds looking their best, including repairing and maintaining the many buildings, roads, signs, lights, and displays across our property, as well as cleaning and landscaping. The Facilities Department is a perfect place for those who embrace being handymen and women.

3. Equipment and Maintenance Volunteer

The Equipment Department is responsible for the maintenance of PSRM’s active fleet of locomotives, railcars, on-track equipment, and rubber-tired equipment, as well as mechanical and cosmetic restoration of equipment.  No experience necessary as on-the-job training is provided.  Best for those who don’t mind getting their hands dirty.  

4. Operations Crew

The Operations Department runs our weekly excursion trains out on the SD&A main line. Once volunteers pass the required rules testing and on-the-job training sessions, you can become a qualified member of our railroad crew, including motorcar operator, brakeman, conductor, and even engineer!

5.  Campo Museum Docent

Share your love of railroad history with visitors to PSRM’s exhibit hall.  There are two options for docents:  A.  Greet visitors at the door of the Exhibit Hall and be available to answer any questions; and B. Provide guided tours to visitors, providing an oral history of our museum and exhibits.

6. La Mesa Depot Docent

Work alongside our Station Master at the historic La Mesa Depot.  Answer questions and keep the static equipment displays clean and ready for visitors. The Depot is currently open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 pm to 3 pm, and on Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm.  We’re always looking to expand these visiting hours! 

7. Library Assistant

Help to digitize our vast library resources, including the original SD&A business records, books, and photographs, so they are available to future generations. Research answers to guest questions, draft articles, research information for presentations, and more.  Work generally takes place Wednesdays and Saturdays in Campo, but there may be options to work from home.    

7. Special Events Assistant

 Collaborate with the Special Events Coordinator to plan and execute our Special Events throughout the year, including Bunny Train, Campo Days, Pumpkin Express, North Pole Limited, and more.  Help solicit vendors and sponsors, create decorating plans, and recruit volunteers.  Creativity is a must!

8. Media and Marketing Team

There’s lots to do on the media and marking team:  Take pictures, record videos, and make content for Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and our website; write articles for the website, local news, and social media; staff booths/tables at local community events; manage and moderate the website; and more!