Become a Member/Volunteer
The Platte Valley Trolley is a community treasure that enhances quality of life by providing educational and cultural opportunities while preserving the heritage of Denver’s electric transit history. At least 20,000 people from across the state and country, as well as visitors from outside the United States, are expected to take a ride on the trolley in 2016. Platte Valley Trolley volunteers will make that possible. Join us!
Volunteer Interest Form
The Platte Valley Trolley is hiring seasonal staff for the 2016 riverfront season. Click here for complete details.
Benefits of volunteering with DTHS and the Platte Valley Trolley:
Education & Communications Committee: The Committee is responsible for promoting and enacting the educational mission of the organization, as well as the coordination of all internal and external communications including marketing efforts, website, newsletter, media and special events, graphics and printing associated with signage, rolling stock (e.g. vehicles moving on the railway), etc.
Infrastructure Committee: Volunteers provide help with all aspects of trolley and track maintenance and rehabilitation. Specifically, the Committee is responsible for all projects in the development, construction and performance stages such as track extension, car barn, overhead wire, changes to existing property, new operating equipment acquisition or locating storage for existing equipment. In addition, the Committee manages all mechanical aspects of the equipment operated upon the rails of, or ancillary to, the operation of the Platte Valley Trolley, including the trolley and motorcar, track, tools and equipment in regard to safety, operability, efficiency, practicality, mechanical aesthetics, and preventive and on-going maintenance.
Operations Committee: Volunteers operate the trolley. Specifically, the Committee is responsible for the creation, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of all rules, regulations, guidelines, and operating procedures related to the operation of the Platte Valley Trolley and related programs, and the initial and on-going training of its volunteers.
Revenue Committee: The Committee is responsible for planning and implementing the organization’s fundraising programs, including but not limited to membership development, corporate sponsorship, and other fund development opportunities. The Committee also works with the Education and Communications Committee to develop and implement the Society’s marketing plan.
In 2015, the operating schedule for the Platte Valley Trolley is 11:00-4:30 p.m., Thursday through Monday, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. During the Denver Broncos home games (pre-season through post-season), the PVT offers a football shuttle that runs from REI to Sports Authority Field at Mile High and back again after the game. The PVT also conducts operations associated with special events such as The Greenway Foundation’s bi-annual RiverSweep and the Children’s Museum of Denver’s “Trick-or-Treat Street.”