Coast Starlight Interpretive Program Guide Application
This Trails and Rails program is managed by a cooperative agreement between South Coast Railroad Museum and the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.

NOTE: OUR 2018 ANNUAL TRAINING HAS ALREADY HAPPENED. IF YOU WOULD STILL LIKE TO COMPLETE THIS FORM, WE WILL CONTACT YOU IN EARLY JANUARY REGARDING THE 2019 SEASON. THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST IN TRAILS AND RAILS!

Email address *
Applicant FIRST Name *
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Applicant LAST Name *
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Cell phone *
(Required. Guides frequently need to communicate with each other via cell phone)
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Other Phone
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Mailing Address
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Emergency Contact
(Please include name, relationship and phone)
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Why do you want to become a Trails and Rails guide?
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We have two guide cohorts. One begins and ends at the Santa Barbara Amtrak station, the other begins and ends at the San Jose Amtrak station. Which cohort would you be joining? *
Our current commitment to Amtrak includes on-board interpretation Thursdays through Sundays. Which days(s) of the week would you normally be able to guide? *
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Are you available to guide an average of 2 trips per month during the regular season? (April–September) *
Use this space to describe any seasonal or other variations in your availability to guide.
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Briefly describe any other volunteer experience you'd like us to know about.
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Education
Please check highest level obtained.
Please describe any skills, training, or interests that you feel might be of value to the program.
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How did you hear about volunteering for Trails and Rails?
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Coast Starlight guides must be in good health with sufficient body strength, mobility and dexterity to assist Amtrak crew members in an emergency, including the ability to lift approximately 35 pounds (the weight of emergency exit windows). Do you anticipate any difficulty meeting these requirements? *
Please explain any difficulty you may have in meeting the health requirements.
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Which of the following mandatory training days will you be able to attend? *
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By submitting this application, I hereby certify that I am in good health and able to serve as a Coast Starlight guide.
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