Work Session Volunteer Registration

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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.

Ian Kelly........... eyekelly@aol.com
Bill Kepner.......... drgw0579@gmail.com


Updated: March 23, 2023

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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.

VOLUNTEER FORMS:

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

COLORADO SPRINGS

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.

VOLUNTEER FORMS:

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

Phone: 505-880-1311
Fax: 505-856-7543

Email: info@cumbrestoltec.org

Training Time Accounting System

Training First Time Log-In On FIDO

FIDO For Team Leaders

View the FIDO Training Video

View Team Leader & Alternate Meeting 2-19-2023

Team Leader Access to FIDO

Updated: October 23, 2023
The 2023 Friends’ work sessions have now finished. Our thanks go out to everyone who participated – 160 people contributed over 11,500 hours of labor on projects in Antonito, Chama and Colorado Springs. The following work sessions are still in progress:
Session H (work outside of regular sessions, including assisting on special trains or on railroad property)
Session J (railroad interpretation)

VOLUNTEER FORMS:

The 2024 RESTORATION PROJECT PLAN & SCHEDULE will be available at the end of January 2024. Work session dates will be announced in the November issue of the Dispatch Extra after the project committee and board meetings in Golden, Colorado at the end of October.
Volunteer Handbook (R-1) – Description of the Friends Volunteer Program
Registration form R-2 will be available when registration opens at the end of March
Special Session Registration (R-2S) – ‘Outside of Sessions’ Session H; Docents Session I; Interpretations Session J & COS Work Site
Friends Safety Manual (R-8) – Digital manual updated December 19, 2022. All volunteers need to read Part 1

COLORADO SPRINGS (COS):

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.

COS VOLUNTEER FORMS:

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 as well as Session H (work outside of regular sessions) and Session J (railroad interpretation)
Friends Safety Manual (R-8) - Digital manual updated December 19, 2022. All volunteers must 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