Docent Details



IS VOLUNTEERING AS A DOCENT RIGHT FOR YOU?

If you enjoy meeting and conversing with the general public and have the stamina to be on your feet throughout the day on a moving train, we have a great opportunity for you as a FRIENDS Docent. The C&TSRR season runs from Memorial Day through mid-October, which gives you a lot of flexibility as to when and how long you volunteer.

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The Docent’s Role

As a FRIENDS Docent, you play an important role in a passenger’s experience on Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad trains. You will greet guests from around the globe and answer questions while interpreting the railroad as a living museum. You will also share interesting facts and stories about the railroad as well as area’s culture, fauna, flora and geology.




As a FRIENDS Docent, you play an important role in a passenger’s experience on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad trains. You will greet guests from around the globe and answer questions while interpreting the railroad as a living museum. You will also share interesting facts and stories about the railroad as well as area’s culture, fauna, flora and geology.



Yard Duty Docents

In addition to the role described above, as a Yard Duty Docent, you will give personalized tours of the train yard area, explain the various exhibits, answer guests’ procedural questions and other responsibilities.

Train Docents

In addition to the role described above, as a Train Docent, you will share valuable information with guests throughout the entire trip. You will be on your feet for hours at a time, with lunch being the only time to sit and rest, so you will need considerable physical stamina to fulfil your role.

Becoming A Docent


THE STEPS IN BECOMING A DOCENT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
  • Become a member of the FRIENDS of the C&TSRR
  • Complete the Docent Interest Form
  • Once you have submitted the Interest Form, a Docent Trainer will connect with you to determine your suitability for serving as a Docent
  • If qualified, you must…
    • be passionate about customer service to ensure railroad guests enjoy their experience.
    • receive classroom and on-the-job training
    • possess a thorough knowledge of our Docent Handbook, which includes policy and procedure details
    • acquire and be able to effectively share expert knowledge regarding C&TSRR as a living museum, which includes in-depth familiarity with Ticket to Toltec, Friends’ Walking Tour Guide and the Trip Map.

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Become a Friends Member


Your tax-deductible membership will put you in good company with so many others who, like you, want to see the C&TSRR survive and thrive for future generations. We thank you for your support!

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