Opportunity Details

Arts & Culture

Age Minimum (with Adult): 15+, Minimum Age:18+

Docent - Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

Docents at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum in Nevada City provide tours of the museum, railyard, and restoration shop to museum visitors. During the summer season, docents also provide commentary during the Saturday railbus rides.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Escorts visitors through the NCNGRR museum, railyard and restoration shop, explaining exhibits and answering questions.
  • May be requested to perform other duties such as event set-up or opening/closing procedures of the museum.
  • Regular volunteer shifts of as little as 3 hours per week may be arranged.


  • No previous docent experience required. On-the-job training and support are provided to new docents so that learning about the history of the railroad and other forms of local transportation is readily achieved.
  • This opportunity is well-suited to those who enjoy sharing their knowledge with others.
  • A team-player mentality with a positive attitude and a willingness to get involved are highly desirable

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Volunteers needed through 6/30/2021

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