The Elkins Depot Welcome Center is always looking for volunteers. We love having new faces to greet the visitors who come through Elkins! A detailed position description is available below as well as a volunteer form. Come be a part of our team and help make Elkins a great place to stop and stay awhile.
Purpose: The Greeter position provides information to the public about the railroad as well as what the city of Elkins and surrounding areas have to offer visitors. Greeters open or close the welcome center and work in four-hour shifts.
Hours of Operation: From April – October the depot is open 7days/week from 9-5. In November and December the depot is open 7days/week from 10-7 for the Polar Express. And in January-March it is open from 10-7 Thursday-Sunday.
• Greet guests and give information about train routes, Elkins and the surrounding areas
• Records number of visitors who come into the Welcome Center
• Answers the phone and takes messages
• Keep tourism brochures stocked
• Receives and distributes mail
• Opens/closes the Welcome Center at the assigned times
• Other duties as assigned
Reports to: Executive Director of the Elkins Depot Welcome Center
Time Commitment: One four hour shift per month. Volunteers can sign up for as many shifts as they want, hours are flexible.
Support: Volunteers will receive onsite training. In addition, the Director and AmeriCorps member will be available for questions and assistance.
Benefits: Complimentary ticket to ride the train. Get to meet new people and tell them about Elkins and the surrounding area. Socialize with other volunteers and the Welcome Center staff.
Interested? Fill out the Welcome Center Volunteer Form and return to us. We are excited to have you!