Ever thought about volunteering some of your time for a good cause? The Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum might be a good fit for you.
The depot is looking for people to become docents or gift shop cashiers. The assignments are pretty easy just showing up is most of the battle.
The depot welcomes people from all over the world and a docent's job is to make them feel comfortable by answering questions and pointing out things of interest.
As docents spend time in the depot they learn a lot about it and are able to share their knowledge with guests. Lots of visitors know quite a bit about railroads and it's fun to learn things from them, too.
Railroad expertise is not requirement for this duty -- being a friendly person is.
The main cashier tasks are similar to the docent chores but focus time in the Depot Gift Shop helping guests who want to purchase a fun take-away from their visit. Cashiers are the first people to welcome visitors and need to be able to operate an uncomplicated cash register when making merchandise sales.
The next volunteer training class will be scheduled at the Depot when new volunteers are ready.
In this 90-minute session volunteers will be signed-up, given a docent orientation, receive some basic task training and enjoy a detailed tour of the facility.
Once training is completed, volunteers will have the opportunity to work as a docent or cashier once a month -- or more if they'd like.
To sign up for the training class contact Docent Coordinator LaVerne Kemp at 822-7281 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about the cashier assignment, please contact our Cashier Coordinator, Susan Mueller, at 822-8017 or email at email@example.com.