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

  • Training the engine and train 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 16 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO VOLUNTEER.


SCHEDULE

EVENT DATE

Saturday, March 23


EVENT TIME

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

ADMISSION

Persons age 16+:

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?