National Train Day Toledo is coming! It's Saturday, May 4th, with events from 9:30 am-4 pm. You can be part of the fun by volunteering on Train Day, or by helping with preparations the week prior to the big day.
The event is at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza / Toledo Amtrak Station, 415 Emerald Ave., just south of downtown Toledo. It's a free open house, celebrating all things rail: passenger and freight rail, model railroads, and much more. Food trucks, free rides on speeders ("handcars") and a historic trolley tour, music, kid activities and workshops, Opening Ceremony with rail and community leaders, vendors and displays all add to the fun and informational day. Plus, you can enter raffles to win prizes and rail trips!
Volunteers make the day special for visitors. Please look over the list, and sign up!! Volunteers age 14 and under must work with someone 17 or older (parents welcome). If you don't have a Train Day Volunteer T-shirt, please request one in your size (AT END OF VOLUNTEER SLOTS LIST). For any questions, comments, or suggestions, e-mail Diane at [email protected] Thanks!
Wed., May 1: pre-event Work Day, 10 am-noon (tentative time) (8)
Spruce up the building and track area in preparation for Train Day
Thurs., May 2: pre-event set-up, 10:00-noon (5)
Set up tables & chairs and signage (indoors)
Fri., May 3: pre-event signage, 1:30-5:00 p.m. (tentative time) (4)
Set up directional signs indoors & out
TRAIN DAY, SAT., MAY 4TH: Set-up crew, 7:30-10:00 a.m. (5)
Set up for opening ceremony; assist vendors as needed
Greeters, 8:30 - 11 a.m. (4)
Give a warm welcome & a program to visitors; can be done sitting down
Greeters, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (4)
Greeters, 1:30 - 4 p.m. (4)
Trackside Greeters, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (2)
On the station's rail platform, direct visitors to rail equipment on display
Trackside Greeters, 12:30 - 4 pm (2)
Floaters / general helpers 8:30 - 11 a.m. (3)
Give breaks and help where needed.
Floaters / general helpers 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (3)
Floaters / general helpers 1:30- 4 p.m. (3)
Chuggington train play station 9 -11 a.m. (2)
Keep an eye on the little kid play area (indoors) -- can be done sitting down.
Chuggington train play station 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (2)
Chuggington train play station 1:30-4 p.m. (2)
Keep an eye on the little kid play area (indoors) - can be done sitting down.
Roving Keep-it-clean crew, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (4)
Replace trash bags; restock restrooms
Roving Keep-it-clean crew, 1:00-3:30 p.m. (4)
Tear-down crew, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (4)
Help take down chairs, displays, signs, etc.
Parking director 8:30 - 11a.m. (2)
Direct visitors to parking; stop cars so visitors can cross road to food & kid activities in Park
Parking director 11a.m.-1:30p.m. (2)
Parking director 1:30-4p.m. (2)
Kid RR Safety Workshop assistant (3)
Help Engineer Kevin with his three 1-hr Operation Lifesaver fun presentations - times to be determined (usually 11, 12:30 & 2)
Taylor Trolley Tour Narrator, 10:15-11:30 a.m.
Tell visitors about the fascinating history of the train station neighborhood (script provided for the 20-30 min. tour)
Taylor Trolley Tour Narrator, 11:30-12:45
Tell visitors about the fascinating history of the train station neighborhood (script provided for 20-30 min. tour)
Taylor Trolley Tour Narrator, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Taylor Trolley Tour Narrator, 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Volunteer registration desk 7:30-10:30 a.m. (2)
Sign in the volunteers and direct them to their posts
Volunteer registration desk 10:30 - 1 p.m. (2)
Volunteer registration desk 1:00-3:30 p.m. (2)
Size Medium --Train Day Volunteer T-shirt needed
Size Large --Train Day Volunteer T-shirt needed
Size X Large -- Train Day Volunteer T-shirt needed
Size XX Large -- Train Day Volunteer T-shirt needed
Size 3X --Train Day Volunteer T-shirt needed
Size 4X -- Train Day Volunteer T-shirt needed