Volunteer

Come and Join Us!

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is a nonprofit educational organization that depends largely on volunteers for its continued operation and success.  We invite your participation and support in museum activities through a PTM membership.

Members of Pennsylvania Trolley Museum feel a strong responsibility to preserve this part of Americana for future generations. We have strived to assemble a representative collection of the types of streetcars, interurbans, and special purpose equipment that have served the people of our region since the earliest street railways.

We consider restoring, displaying, interpreting and operating the cars a labor of love. We hope that you too will join with us in this enjoyment as often as possible and that you will treat the cars, their appointments, and equipment as the irreplaceable antiques that they are. With almost sixty years as an all-volunteer organization, the Museum built a strong foundation of volunteerism, which is a major component of its success.

In addition to six paid staff members, the Museum has more than 150 regular volunteers who serve in every capacity involved in the day-to-day operation. With the Museum currently engaged in a dramatic and exciting expansion program, it’s an exciting time to be involved…and where else can you have so much fun?

For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact Sarah Lerch, Museum Educator, at 724-228-9256 x302 or educator@pa-trolley.org.

To apply to volunteer at PTM, complete and submit the form below. You can also download the form and send it in the mail.

Volunteer Application Form

Basic Information

Applicants under the age of 18 MUST have a Legal Guardian complete and sign our Minor Consent Form.

Emergency Information

Who should PTM contact in case of an emergency?

Additional Information

Volunteer Interests

Please review PTM's Volunteer Job Descriptions.

Availability

Please check times you would be available to volunteer.

Please read the following carefully before submitting your application.

Applicants under the age of 18 MUST have a Legal Guardian complete and sign our Minor Consent Form.

All volunteers are required to submit a PA Criminal Background Check. This background check is free for volunteers and takes about 5 minutes to complete. Record checks can be found HERE. A copy of your completed background check MUST be submitted to PTM before you can begin volunteering.