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How to Volunteer

The Minnesota Streetcar Museum is an all-volunteer group of people from all walks of life who hold all manner of professions.

It’s easy to find out more about how to become a streetcar motorman and to learn about the other volunteer opportunities our Museum offers.

All you have to do is one of the following:

Volunteer opportunities at the Museum fall into three categories: Operations, Restoration/Maintenance, and Administration.


Boarding 1300

Streetcars at Lake Harriet are operated by volunteers weekday evenings and weekends throughout the summer with a reduced schedule spring and fall.

Streetcars at Excelsior are operated by volunteers Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons.

Volunteers operate the streetcars, sell tokens, and, at Lake Harriet, sell merchandise in the depot.



Shop crew

Volunteers help to restore and maintain streetcars during evening and weekend shop sessions.



campaign committee

Volunteers also serve in a variety of roles including board member, chief mechanical officer, general superintendent, safety officer, and more. Although not directly related to operations or restoration, volunteers in these positions are vital to the smooth functioning of the entire museum.

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