Become a Member
Your support is what keeps us running. We love our members!
By becoming a member, you help to fund the continued preservation and operation of the museum’s historic railroad equipment. Voting members are the backbone of our organization, as their volunteer commitment provides the hands which help keep up the grounds and collection.
To thank our members, we offer several benefits including free member tickets for excursion rides. Please consider joining today, and become part of the effort which has preserved nearly a century of railroad history in Western Washington!
We offer 3 types of membership:
- Individual Voting Membership (Volunteer) — $30
- Household Voting Membership (Volunteer) — $40
- Non-Voting Supporting Membership — $50
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 voting member is required to provide a minimum of 16 hours of volunteer service. (Click here for volunteer interest form). Household memberships require 32 hours of volunteer service. If you cannot make the volunteer commitment, we welcome your support by becoming a Non-Voting Member!
The annual fee for an individual is $30annually. A Household Membership is $40 annually, and a Supporting Member is $50 annually.
You must be 14+ years old to volunteer. All minors must have parental consent.
No, the former Family Pass has been discontinued as of July 1, 2019.
Membership terms renew annually on the anniversary month of joining. We will reach out to you when your membership is due.
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.
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 Benefits & Commitments
Membership is an opportunity to become a voting member of the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum. 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.