Teamwork makes the dream work.

Life is more fun with friends. We believe the same is true for historic railway preservation of all types. The nonprofit Hoosier Heartland Trolley Company is seeking invigorated, professional, and dedicated members of the community to grow a vibrant, diverse, and collaborative volunteer base. Together, we will further our nonprofit mission:

- to spark imagination in people of all ages by bringing all walks of life together to experience the art, science, culture, technology and economic empowerment of Indiana’s world-renowned electric railway industry from the 20th century.

Founding directors of the Hoosier Heartland Trolley Company pose with   Union Traction Company of Indiana interurban No. 429 “Noblesville”  , after its relocation to safety. No. 429 will be the feature of our first capital campaign and restoration project,  #Electrify429.

Founding directors of the Hoosier Heartland Trolley Company pose with Union Traction Company of Indiana interurban No. 429 “Noblesville”, after its relocation to safety. No. 429 will be the feature of our first capital campaign and restoration project, #Electrify429.

We are seeking volunteers from all walks of life whom:

  • Value teamwork

  • Treat others with honesty, dignity and respect

  • Have a passion for being stewards of priceless, historic public treasures

  • Enjoy building meaningful connections with the public and fellow team members alike

  • Strive for their best and never settle for less

  • And have fun at the same time

Help us bring the stories of Indiana’s world-renowned electric railway history back to life!

Learn more about our mission, our vision, and our core values. Explore the founding of HHTC and our goals.

Youth volunteers must be at least 16 years of age with parental permission. Adult volunteers are classified as 18 years of age or older.

If you have questions regarding volunteer opportunities, contact us.

Skills & Expertise

  • Fundraising & Development

  • Historic Preservation

  • Management

  • Marketing, HR, Accounting

  • Education

  • Museum Collections

  • Retail

  • Metal Working (Machining, Welding, etc.)

  • Painting

  • Wood Working

  • Railroad Maintenance / Industrial

  • Electrical

  • Engineering

Volunteer positions

  • General

  • Restoration / Mechanical

  • Administrative

  • Community Outreach

  • Fundraising & Development

On-boarding & Orientation

Once your application is submitted, a representative from Volunteer Services will be in contact with you to schedule required on-boarding and orientation. During on-boarding, you will be required to read and sign HHTC's volunteer policy, a liability waiver, and conflict of interest policy. Following on-boarding, you will attend a short orientation session to learn about our organization, mission, vision, core values, and long-range plan. This will be followed by a basic personal and railroad safety session.

Help us preserve and re-create electric railway history!

Help us preserve and re-create electric railway history!