Become a Member/Volunteer
Your help is what keeps us running, and there are all sorts of positions available skilled and non. Not sure where you can help, just ask!
Become a Member
By becoming a member, you help to fund the continued preservation and operation of the museum’s historic railroad equipment. In addition, members are the backbone of our railroad, providing the helping hands that go into maintaining and keeping up the collection and grounds as well as our many amazing events.
As a thank-you to our members, we provide a series of benefits, including free member’s tickets for excursion rides. Please consider joining today and becoming part of preserving nearly a century of railroad history in Western Washington!
What does being a member mean?
Our Railroad is an all-volunteer organization. Members are the backbone of all we do, therefore we value their active and hands-on involvement and input. Members are expected to attend monthly meetings, encouraged to join the Board of Directors and urged to vote to elect the Board members. In addition, all members approve the Bylaws of the non-profit organization. Because the organization could not succeed without volunteers, each member is required to provide a minimum of 16 hours as a volunteer service. (click here to volunteer interest form). Household memberships require 32 hours of volunteer service.
What is the annual fee?
The annual fee for an individual is $25 annually. A Household Membership is $30 annually, and a Supporting Member is $50 annually.
Is there an minimum age?
You must be 14yrs+ to volunteer. All minors must have parental consent.
Is there a Family Pass?
No, the former Family Pass has been discontinued as of July 1, 2019.
How do I join?
Click here for the Membership Application
What are the membership options?
There are two different membership options to choose from:
Supporting Non-Voting Member ($50)
Individual Voting Membership ($30)
Household Voting Membership ($40)
If neither of those suite you, consider becoming a volunteer!
How long are membership terms?
Membership terms renew annually on the anniversary month of joining. We will reach out to you when your membership is due.
How can I help?
There are a number of ways you can help:
- Railroad car and restoration
- Visitor Experience
- Historical Preservation
- Strategic planning
Anyone can help, there are many positions that require no more skill than helping move items around, and these are some of the most important positions to us. Please give us a call to learn more.
What are the benefits of Membership?
The most important aspect of membership is the ability to preserve history and shape the organization. We are a team of individuals with one purpose, to provide an experience to our community and preserve railroading history. As a reward for your volunteer time and talent, we offer our active members (with one guest) an annual pass for regular season rides. Household memberships include a regular season pass for the immediate household.
Membership is the opportunity to become a voting member. Members agree to participate and contribute a minimum of 16 volunteer hours annually. Hours may be accrued by attending meetings, assisting at events, work parties, or providing individual services. Hours can be logged in at the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad office or at meetings. Members will receive newsletters, membership meeting notifications and minutes.