We need Volunteers for 2024 and beyond!

Volunteers are critical to the operations and guest experience at the Railway Museum of British Columbia and the West Coast Railway Association.

You can be part of the fun! As we move through  2024 and continue to operate our facilities with a small crew of staff, Volunteerism is even more important than ever in keeping our facilities running and available for the general public.

Volunteer for our seasonal ‘Big Train’ fundraising events, including Day Out With Thomas and the RMBC North Pole Express!

The Executive team, staff and volunteers are super excited to have our Flagship events returning to RMBC this year. As you may be aware, these Spring & Winter events are the largest fundraising events the museum hosts, and it requires a lot of hands. We would love for our members to be a part of this event too.

If you’re 13+ and have goodwill, enthusiasm and holiday joy to share and are interested in volunteering for our Big Train events, please let us know! We have many positions including helping with our various activities as well as some volunteer support roles as well.

Please email Chrissy at volunteer@wcra.org and she will be in touch. 

2024 Season

If you are interested in volunteering in 2023, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at: volunteer@wcra.org

We are looking for volunteers in the following sub categories:

  • Saturday Museum Interpreters
  • Special Thursday & Sunday Museum Interpreters 
  • Major Events, such as Day Out With Thomas, The North Pole Express, Sea-to-Sky Model Train & Hobby Show
  • Restorations and Construction
  • Saturday Food Services
  • Saturday Gift Shop Sales
  • Railway Operations including Track Speeders, Mini-Rail 
  • Model Railway Operations

We are also building and updating old lists, so if you have any interest in being contacted about volunteering please reach out to us via email or by phone at 604-898-9336.

We host a spring volunteer orientation lunch every year once we get closer to opening, but we want to hear from you ANY TIME .

Please watch the Web site for updates!

volunteer at wcra