Volunteer Dan Caywood puts a new coat of paint on Car #1511
Why volunteer at Old Pueblo Trolley?
Challenge your curiosity. Become a part of Tucson’s transportation history. You will have endless room to grow, learn, and make new friends as you live out a dream of operating a trolley, restoring a bus, or helping to manage an operating transit museum.
The Trolley Barn is where the trolleys are kept and where maintenance and restoration is performed. It is at 360 E. 8th St., just behind O'Malley's Bar & Grill. The Barn and the area surrounding it serve as our administrative offices, dispatcher’s office, work and restoration areas, storage for track, switches, and trolleys waiting for Volunteers to come and restore them!
We do not have room at the trolley barn for bus storage or restoration. Therefore the buses are stored in a separate yard and restored at a restoration shop near Park and Broadway. Call Gene Caywood at 360-0268 for directions and a tour.
Everybody. Our body of Volunteers is made up of people from all walks of life.
As long as you are 14 years or older, and have a desire to learn, grow and work with interesting people, you qualify. Some volunteer jobs have restrictions based on legal or safety concerns, but there's a job for everyone!
There are more than 35 categories of possibilities where Volunteers can benefit Old Pueblo Trolley. Some volunteers tend to do one task, others volunteer for various assignments, in more than one division. Some of these are
Restoration - trolley, buses, railroad artifacts
Docents, Greeters, Educators
Training and Docent Education
Old Pueblo Trolley is not currently operating trolleys, and thus is not recruiting or training trolley operators, conductors, or dispatchers.
Trolley restoration and maintenance activities are currently normally scheduled on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays although once oriented many of these activities can be accomplished when Volunteers are available.
Bus restoration normally occurs on Mondays, Tuesday evening, Fridays and Saturdays.
If you have an enthusiastic attitude, an interest in history and transportation, and are willing to make a regular commitment of your time, volunteering at Old Pueblo Trolley provides many learning opportunities through regular training and the opportunity to work with professionals and other Volunteers.
To find out how to join our Volunteer Team,fill out and mail this volunteer application form, or complete this on-line form and send it to our coordinator, or call (520) 792-1802 for more information.
Training for all volunteers begins with a volunteer orientation class, generally scheduled on a Saturday morning. Your volunteer coordinator will discuss this with you.