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The Board of Directors welcomes you as a volunteer at the Illinois Railway Museum. Your donation of time will help preserve our railroad heritage while making the museum a better place for our visitors.

IRM is one of the greatest places in the world for railfans; you can literally "get your hands dirty" on whatever interests you. Volunteers just like you handle the vast majority of work at the museum, including restoring and operating equipment, building track, running concessions, maintaining the buildings and grounds, performing the administrative work of running the business, and handling virtually every other task necessary for the operation of the museum.  Pick your favorite, and have fun!

We hope that you will continue to volunteer for many years to come. We especially want you to be safe while working, and to help us ensure the safety of all of our visitors and volunteers.  If you encounter any safety problem at the museum, please let us know about it so that corrective measures can be taken.

The information in this handbook is only general in nature, and is not intended to cover every circumstance or question.  If you have questions after reading this handbook, please ask any administrator for further details.

On behalf of the Board and our visitors thank you for your help.  We hope that you will enjoy your work, and receive the satisfaction of knowing that your efforts have made a difference in preserving our railroad heritage.

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