Please complete this application form if you are interested in volunteering for our annual Polar Express Tran Ride event.

Set-up and Tear Down

We are looking for help decorating the museum for this event. The shift is advertised Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 2:00pm October 25th - November 5th however we are very flexible with volunteer schedules and appreciate any help you can offer. Some positions can be seated indoors where others involve climbing ladders, moving props and hanging garland.

Show Nights 

The first shift begins at 4:15. They help in the Welcome Tent as visitors arrive and then move into the pavilion to help with cleaning tables in between shows. 

The second shift begins at 6:00pm and helps in the Depot to pack merchandise orders, collect lanyards, hand out gift bags, and assist in cleaning the pavilion between shows.

Please select your shift(s), click the submit button at the bottom to finalize your application. If you need to change your shift, simply email

You will receive additional volunteer information about your position prior to your shift.

Contact information

Volunteer Shift

Please use the schedule below to select your preferred volunteer shift.

Emergency Contact

In the event of an emergency whom should we notify?

Liability, Photo Release, & Background Check

Colorado Railroad Museum is dedicated to upholding the highest ethical standards. All Colorado Railroad Museum staff, including volunteers and interns, must abide by these standards. Should the performance behavior of a volunteer in any fashion be deemed unacceptable, it is the prerogative of Colorado Railroad Museum to ask that individual to relinquish his/her volunteer status.
I understand that I assume all responsibility for my own safety while a volunteer, intern*, or temporary employee not on the Colorado Railroad Museum payroll, and as such, must provide my own insurance coverage.
As an applicant for a volunteer position at The Colorado Railroad Museum, I realize that I must undergo a thorough background check to protect the safety of the museum, its visitors, volunteers and staff.
The Colorado Railroad Museum has my permission to take and use my photograph on any type of Volunteer or The Colorado Railroad Museum related printed, electronic, and/or published materials without compensation to me.