Membership & Volunteering

Joining the MSVRR Historical Society

MSVRR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution offering 4 tiers of membership that allow you to support and volunteer for our organization:

  • Passenger [$30 / year, for 1 person]:
    Individual membership supporting the efforts of MSVRR to preserve the history of railroading in Monterey County.

  • Train Crew [$45 / year, for families]:
    Allows children to operate guest trains on the layout during Open House while under the supervision of their parent(s).

  • Engineer [$60 / year, for 1 person]:
    Grants an individual access to participate in operating the HO scale layout with their choice of equipment, as well as providing them with key access to the REA building.

  • Conductor [$90 / year, for families]:
    One adult (and their kids) is given key access to the REA building so they can enter and use their own equipment on the layout any time they want.

For more information on applying to become a member, please see the documents posted on the right and contact us to set up a meeting!

Docents and Tour Guides Wanted!

Do you have an interest in teaching others about history? Have you curated historical or museum projects in the past? Want to spread your knowledge of the railroad and have a knack for public speaking? Then MSVRR wants you to volunteer as a docent!

We need as many people as we can (regardless of membership) to lead tours and guide visitors along a historical journey through the museum. By giving your time to our organization, we grant you access to the diorama and other amenities as needed for your volunteering and as a sign of appreciation from us to you! If you are interested in working with us to provide local historical education to the community, then fill out the necessary forms above and schedule a time to meet.