Volunteer Group Photo

Volunteers restored the Depot; built the signal tower and pavilion; maintain the buildings, operate the museum, act as tour guides for our visitors, lead our fundraising efforts, preserve our historic collections and serve on Our board of Trustees. 

Many stopped in while using the William R Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail, saw an article in the local papers or on social media and decided to check us out. They realized that the Depot was an asset to the community and its history was worth saving. Some volunteered for a day and are still helping out. 

Few jobs require any special skills or talents, just an interest in helping us maintain the Depot. We’ll teach you everything you need to know in a few hours. . 

  • Museum Associates: helping to greet visitors and explain our history, planning displays and keeping them relevant, managing our museum inventory, documenting and recording personal historic recollections. 
  • Fundraising/Event planning: helping to organize Depot events such as our concerts, fairs, annual dinner, and other activities for Depot members and the community. 
  • Building & Site Planning: painting, building maintenance, carpentry, welding, or electrical work. Help us move and restore a caboose 
  • Board of Trustees: help us guide the Depot into the future.
     

If one of these areas might interest you, consider joining our all-volunteer team. To learn more stop by the Depot when we are open, e-mail us at info@hopewelldepot.org or leave a message at 845-226-7003. We welcome your support!