Work Session Volunteer Registration
Wondering which project to select?
Thinking of volunteering?
Is it your first time?
Wondering what is involved?
Not certain if you have the right skills?
Need help filling in the forms?
Need a knowledgeable person to talk to?
We understand how difficult it is to try something new and how important it is to have answers before you commit to being a volunteer. The Friends have knowledgeable, experienced volunteers who will answer your questions and address your concerns. These seasoned volunteers can help you through the registration process; explain how to fill out forms and which forms are needed; help you decide which project best fits your skills. Just send us an e-mail and we will assist. If you wish to speak with us directly, please include your phone number and the best time to call. We will be happy to discuss any part of the volunteer program as we’ve seen and done a lot and are eager to share our experiences. Send one of us an e-mail and you will have a response the same day.
Updated: March 23, 2023
In view of the possible shortage of accommodation in Chama, plans for the 2023 work sessions have changed! Sessions C & D will now be based in both Chama and Antonito. Sessions A, B, E, F and G will be based only in Antonito. Support for remote projects will still be provided from the scheduled session location.
2023 RESTORATION PROJECT PLAN & SCHEDULE - The schedule can be printed as a PDF in color or gray
Volunteer Handbook (R-1) – Description of the Friends Volunteer Program
Scheduled Session Registration (R-2) – Registration used for Scheduled Sessions A through G
Special Session Registration (R-2S) – ‘Outside of Sessions’ Session H; Docents Session I; Interpretations Session J & COS Work Site
Bunkcar Policy and Procedures (R-6) – Provided bunkhouse rules while in Antonito
Friends Safety Manual (R-8) – Digital manual updated December 19, 2022 volunteer need to read Part 1
Lodging for Antonito and Chama (R-9) – Provides local lodging information and discounts for members
Engraved Name Badge (R-10) – Name Badge shown on Order Form
T-shirt Order Form (R-11) – For 2023 there are two options for the Session T-shirt
Personal Safety Equipment (R-12) – Safety Equipment available at cost equipment shown with Order Form
Standards for Preservation (R-17) Secretary of Interior’s Standards – Extract of standards for Friends unitization on the National Landmark
In the meantime, work at the Colorado Springs (COS) Work Site continues on the restoration of D&RG baggage/express car 163, on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays of the month.
The following forms are to be used for those who would like to volunteer at the Colorado Springs (COS) Work Site
Instructions for Colorado Springs Work Site (R-1B) - Provides details of what volunteers must do to work at (COS) Work Site
Special Session Registration (R-2S) - Used to sign up for Colorado Springs (COS) Work Site
Friends Safety Manual (R-8) - Digital manual updated December 19, 2022 volunteer to read part 1
Standards for Preservation (R-17) Secretary of Interior’s Standards - Extract of standards for Friends unitization
Membership Application for PPHSRF (R-29) - Trolley Museum membership application required for Colorado Springs (COS) Work Site
Please complete the registration form R-2S (page 1 and 2), include payment by CC or check; fax, mail or e-mail the completed form to:
Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Inc.
4421 McLeod NE, Suite F
Albuquerque, NM 87109