Contact the Coordinator of your area of choice for any additional information
Scope of Volunteer Opportunities
At the Station
During the operating season of May to October:
STATION– minimum commitment of 1/2 day per month
• Greeter at the front gate
• Greeter at station entrance
• Guide in the museum
• Souvenir sales
• Ticket sales
• Platform Guide and Electric Lift Assistant
• Stationmaster (position available following experience in most station areas
TRAIN OPERATOR– min. commitment of 1/2 day per month
Needs to pass a medical and must be prepared to take a course on various sections of the Canadian Railway Operating Rules and pass a written exam. Must be willing to take the time to practice operating the Heritage Interurban with a qualified operator.
• Conductor – assists Train Operator, is also a qualified Operator.
PASSENGER ATTENDANT – min. commitment of 1/2 day per month
Needs to be familiar with the FVHRS Safety Management System and Passenger Handling Document, and pass an open book test on each. Volunteer should enjoy meeting and interacting with the passengers. A working knowledge of the history of the Fraser Valley Line and BCER 1225 would be beneficial.
SPEEDER OPERATOR / BRAKEPERSON – min. commitment of 1/2 day per month
Needs to be familiar with FVHRS’s Safety Management System and Passenger Handling Document and pass an open book test on each. Speeder Operator should be willing to take the time to practice operating the Heritage Interurban with a qualified operator. Brakeman should enjoy meeting the public. The speeder operator will require a medical (good for 3 years).
All year, during the week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 am to 2 pm:
RESTORATION VOLUNTEERS – min. commitment of one day per month, 9 am to 2 pm.
In the Carbarn, various projects are available for restoration, annual and monthly maintenance, refurbishing of mechanical and electrical parts of FVHRS equipment and property. People with a variety of skills in electrical, mechanical, woodworking and painting are required.