Volunteering at The Great Overland Station is a rewarding experience!

Being part of our volunteer team gives you the opportunity to meet visitors that come from all over the United States and other countries. You may enjoy sharing your stories of the railroads and knowledge about the museum or our many exhibits.  As a volunteer you will also meet and work with other wonderful volunteers who share similar interests.  We are a Museum on the grow with opportunities for new and self-directed projects. Quarterly meetings are held for our volunteers to provide education and current information about upcoming events, exhibits and activities.  Volunteers are essential to our mission of preserving and celebrating our community's rich railroad heritage.  Your time is very much appreciated!

Front Admission Desk

Answer the phone, welcome visitors, collect admissions,

 explain the museum layout, and share the benefits of membership.


Gift Shop Assistants

Interacts with the visitors as they browse through the museum gift shop

providing the best customer service, handle transactions and help maintain display shelves.


Lead groups of visitors on guided tours around the museum,

provide information, and answer questions about the museum exhibits.

All information will be provided to the Docents along with complete training.


Cataloging artifacts, inventory, updating exhibits, setup new exhibits.

Office Support

Computer work, filing, prepare mailings, tracking logs, assistance with computer problems.



Mowing, maintaining flower garden, mulching


Assist with painting, minor building repairs inside and outside.

Special Events

Assist with coordinating activities for quarterly Children's Activity Days,

Topeka Railroad Festival, Annual Gala, and other special events.

To volunteer at the Great Overland Station, please fill out the form below.

You may also click here for for a printable brochure and application if you prefer.

Because Railroad Heritage, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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