TrainWeb is looking for volunteer help. This is a volunteer
unpaid position that entails just a few hours per week of your time in
the TrainWeb office upstairs in the Fullerton Santa Fe Depot.
In addition, TrainWeb is looking for volunteers to work from home and also
offers free web accounts to individuals for their rail hobby interests and
to non-profit rail organization.
First, lets talk about the unpaid volunteer position available in
the TrainWeb office in the Fullerton Santa Fe Depot.
TrainWeb donates quite a bit of its time and resources to help the rail
community. We provide free web accounts to non-profit organizations and
individuals who wish to share their rail related information and photos.
Thus, we provide free web space to rail advocacy groups, model railroad
clubs, railfan organizations, and even individuals who wish to share
their stories and photos with the rest of us!
My problem is that I don't have time to interface with all these
organizations. In the past, I put out a call for volunteers and I wish to
thank all of you that have responded. Most of you have not received any
reply from me at all and I wish to apologize for that. The problem is that
trying to coordinate all the volunteers was actually taking more time
away from me rather than freeing up my time!
Thus, I have come to the conclusion that I need one or two volunteers that
can come and work right here in the TrainWeb office for a few hours each
week. I need to have at least one of those people here before I can even
begin to work with those of you who have volunteered from other parts of
the country, and even other parts of the world! The main responsibility of
the volunteers in the office here will be to coordinate the other people
that have volunteered to work remotely from their homes on various aspects
of TrainWeb. The volunteers in the office here will also interface with
the people that operate the web accounts that have been provided free by
TrainWeb. In other words, these volunteers will coordinate the non-profit
rail community service side of TrainWeb and will not be involved in the
revenue generation side of TrainWeb.
I know that many of you spend a lot of time on your model railroading
hobby, your railfan hobby, or even your rail advocacy efforts. I am
hoping that we can get one or two people with that level of dedication
to do the volunteer work in the TrainWeb office. The more time one can
devote to working here, the faster we can get all the other rail community
services that TrainWeb wishes to offer up and running! I realize that may
be unrealistic and that is why I am looking for two people to volunteer to
fill this position. So, even if you don't think you can spend a lot of
hours here, please do communicate with me if you live close enough and
are interested enough to spend some time each week here.
Now to make things more difficult, it would be a great deal of help if
you are familiar with using e-mail and have some knowledge of how to create
and upload web pages. Since you are reading this post on the web, I guess
we can already assume that you are familiar with browsing the web.
Experience in creating and uploading web pages is needed because you will
be communicating with non-profit rail organizations and other volunteers
whose main relationship with TrainWeb will be creating and maintaining
web pages for their organization or for TrainWeb. Thus, much of your time
will be spent helping these people get set up at TrainWeb and helping them
with any questions they have about their web account.
I don't expect you to be an expert at web knowledge as you will be able
to tap me and other TrainWeb volunteers for answers. But, a familiarity
with web page creation will make it a lot easier for you to be the
contact person between the free sites hosted at TrainWeb and the people
with the technical answers.
Please do keep in mind that this is a NON-PAID volunteer position. You
will be coordinating our community service efforts and will be interfacing
with people at non-profit rail organizations and other individuals, as well
as coordinating with other TrainWeb volunteers that work from home. You
will not be involved in the commercial side of TrainWeb at all.
TrainWeb is a small organization at this time that operates on a tight
budget. When TrainWeb can afford it, we would be more than happy to turn
these in-house volunteer positions into paid staff positions. But, in the
meantime, we have to rely on those of you who want to volunteer your time
to help the rail hobby, travel and advocacy community to get what they
have to offer onto the web.
If you think you fit the bill, please send me e-mail to me at:
If you are not local to the TranWeb office at the Fullerton Santa Fe Depot
but would still like to help out, then send me e-mail explaining that you
would like to volunteer and work from home. However, do not expect even
a reply to acknowledge your e-mail until we have an in-house volunteer in
If you are interested in doing sales for TrainWeb and earning a commission
on each sale, then click here.
On the other hand, if you would like to have your own site on the web
to provide information to the public about your rail hobby, or about rail
travel, or if you would like to place your club or other non-profit
organization onto the web at TrainWeb, then
click here for more information.
|Click below for pages in the directory of TrainWeb sites:|