VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT DAY

Come and spend the day with us behind-the-scenes and explore the many ways you can volunteer with the Wilmington & Western. Our volunteers have helped make us the successful heritage railroad we are today and our volunteers help in all areas of railroad operations:

  • Staffing and driving the trains

  • Managing, training and scheduling the train and engine crews

  • Selling tickets and Gift Shop merchandise

  • Repairing the track and infrastructure

  • Restoring our century-old locomotives and cars

  • Planning and organizing special events (including Recruitment Day!)

  • Designing and maintaining our Website and social media accounts

  • Decorating the station and trains for special events

  • Maintaining and repairing the buildings

  • Cleaning and landscaping the station grounds

  • Documenting our current events and researching our history

Volunteer Recruitment Day
Photo: Oren B. Helbok

THE DETAILS

Park at our Greenbank Station and our 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad "Doodlebug" railcar will shuttle you to and from our Marshallton Yard. You'll get to enjoy a variety of activities and meet with current volunteers to learn more about volunteering with us:


~ Take a tour through our Engine House & Backshop ~
~ See a track repair demonstration ~
~ Explore our Education Center & Museum ~
~ View some of our archival photo collections ~
~ Experience the thrill of a hand car ride ~


PLUS...
Food & beverages will be available AND there will be drawings for free train tickets!



YOU MUST BE 15 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO VOLUNTEER.


SCHEDULE

EVENT DATE:

Saturday, June 2


EVENT TIME:

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

ADMISSION

Persons age 15+:

FREE!

If you decide you don't want to volunteer, please consider making a donation or become a member of Historic Red Clay Valley Inc.


Directions

Directions

Get directions and driving distances to Greenbank Station.

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Photo: Evan Schilling
Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities & FAQ

Learn more about the opportunities we have for volunteers.

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Photo: Oren B. Helbok
Our History

Our History

Our railroad has a rich history which dates all the way back to 1867!

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Photo: Brian Woodcock/Collection of Kurt Bell

DID YOU KNOW?