ASTA offers many positions for volunteers. Our most common positions are with our On Board Services (OBS) team and Train Crews. If you are interested in volunteering for one of the opportunities below please click here to fill out the Volunteer Application. All volunteer applications should be emailed to the Volunteer Coordinator at


On Board Services (OBS)

Car Attendants

The ambassadors for the railroad, car attendants take care of our passengers on board when the train is out on the rails.

Concession Sales Attendant

These attendants attend to our Concession Car where they stock the shelves and sell gifts and snacks to passengers.

Crew Chief

The Crew Chief is in charge of the On Board Services team while the train is out on the rails. They are responsible for helping solve problems and keeping OBS volunteers on task.

Train Crew

We have many train crew positions including Brakeman, Conductor and Engineer! Those that wish to work these positions are provided books and training at no cost to the volunteer. To become a train crew member, new volunteers will need to take the required tests and document hours of training hours as required.


Seasonal Opportunities

There are seasonal opportunities available during the fall and winter. Our most popular seasonal opportunities occur during Day Out With Thomas and North Pole Flyer. For more information about these opportunities please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at

We are currently recruiting volunteers for Day Out With Thomas! Please submit your application to Rachel at Application and information here: 2017 -DOWT Information Packet Application