IS VOLUNTEERING FOR HISTORICAL PRESERVATION RIGHT FOR YOU?
If you love history… or have strong communication skills… or are skilled in photography… or enjoy old photos and detail work… and are self-motivated, becoming a Historical Preservation, Interpretation and Communication Volunteer may be perfect for you.
THE PRESERVATIONIST’S ROLE
There are many volunteer opportunities that exist. If you enjoy photography, you might photograph the railroad, work sessions and volunteers. If you have writing talents, there is always a need for articles that appear in the quarterly C&TS DISPATCH. We also have opportunities in the area of social media, brochures and signage.
One of the treasures and greatest resources we have is our historic photo collection with over 30,000 images. Opportunities to organize, label and expand this photo database continue. We will always welcome detail-oriented volunteers who enjoy this type of work and who can work from our Albuquerque library.
Our non-circulating library is located at the FRIENDS office in Albuquerque. We have a wealth of information covering the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad and the Denver & Rio Grande Western. We receive frequent donations of books, maps, photos and paper documents. We are always looking for more volunteers who have an interest in organizing and cataloging and can work from our Albuquerque library. To make arrangements to access the library or request documents please email Library@cumbrestoltec.org.
Click here to Access our Library Database
BECOMING A VOLUNTEER
One of the wonderful aspects of volunteering for historical preservation is the ability to work from home as many of our projects can be accomplished from virtually anywhere. Photography, photo preservation and library work are the exceptions.
Volunteering for historical preservation projects is easy. Simply complete a short form, after which you will be contacted. Note that you must be a FRIENDS member to volunteer.
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!