Our Volunteers

CVSR Volunteers Help Bring Christmas Early for Terminally Ill 12-Year-Old

On October 21, an entire town in Northeast Ohio brought a Christmas celebration early for a 12-year-old boy who was told he might not live to see Christmas.Keith Burkett, or Kourageous Keith, of Stow has a rare form of cancer called undifferentiated soft tissue sarcoma, which...

Be a Part of The 25th Year of THE POLAR EXPRESS™

Have you ever climbed aboard for THE POLAR EXPRESS™, presented by Countertop Solutions, at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad? Over the past 24 years the Christmas-themed train ride has become a part of many families holiday traditions, and CVSR is thrilled to be bringing the magic...

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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Surpasses One Million Volunteer Hours

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is pleased to announce that we have surpassed one million volunteer hours during the first quarter of 2018 for a total of 1,00,065 hours since 1999, when records are available. This is a major achievement as our volunteers are an integral role in...

Volunteer Orientation in March

Orientation for new volunteers will be held on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 pm at Fitzwater Maintenance Yard. Orientation is a requirement for volunteers, including: trainmen, concessionaires and servers. This program will be about an hour and a half and will cover the basic information...

Craig Schneider Named 2017 Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Craig Schneider, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's 2017 Volunteer of the Year! Craig has been a CVSR volunteer since October 2010.  In 2017, he surpassed 8,000 hours of volunteer service; 1,303 of those hours were recorded in 2017. Craig was voted 2017 Volunteer of...

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CVSR Volunteers Reach Another Record High

The numbers are in! CVSR Volunteers surpassed the 100,000 hours goal for 2017 with 104,221 volunteer hours recorded in 2017! We would like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing volunteers for contributing their time and talent to achieve this record-breaking number.Volunteer hours increased almost 11,000...

Become a CVSR Volunteer

Have you ever wanted to work on the railroad? Looking for volunteer service hours or are you just looking for a fun new opportunity to get out of the house and meet new people? Why not become a volunteer at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad?Orientation for...

CVSR Sets New Volunteer and Ridership Records

A Message from President and CEO Joe Mazur:"As we draw closer to the end of the 2017 season, I’d like to share exciting new records for CVSR. Volunteer hours for the third quarter of 2017 continue upward and put us on the path to a...

Happy National Volunteer Week!

Happy National Volunteer Week!We at CVSR are so grateful for our volunteers! If you've taken the train, the majority of the folks you see on board are volunteers. Whether elves on the Polar Express or our trainmen on board every week, our volunteers dedicate so...

Alan Rice Named 2016 CVSR Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Alan Rice for being named CVSR’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year. Since becoming a CVSR volunteer in June 2009, Alan has contributed 7,800+ hours of service. In 2016 alone, Alan recorded 1,494.5 volunteer hours!Alan has served in many roles with outstanding dedication. On...