Each year, Operation Lifesaver's network of authorized volunteers conduct free programs on rail safety education for hundreds of groups around the country.

Most are volunteers donating personal time to speak with schoolchildren, community organizations, driver ed classes, professional truck and bus drivers, emergency response personnel and law enforcement officers. No matter where they're from, our dedicated volunteers share a common goal: To reduce the likelihood of collisions between people/vehicles and trains through rail safety education. For more information about becoming an authorized volunteer for Operation Lifesaver click here.

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Emergency Responders

Minimize driving hazards at highway-rail intersections and ensure your personal safety when responding to a rail incident.

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Law Enforcement

Operation Lifesaver provides special safety training for officers who investigate highway-rail grade crossing collisions.

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Professional Drivers

Learn how to stay alive when you drive.

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School Bus Drivers

One of the most important assignments any professional driver will ever have.

Become a Volunteer

If you enjoy public speaking and would like to tell people about safety around the rails, please consider becoming an Operation Lifesaver Authorized Volunteer.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Complete Authorized Volunteer E-Learning ("The AVE") Course.
  • Attend a Face-to-Face training class to complete your Volunteer Training process.
  • Agree and abide by all policies and procedures in the Volunteer Application.
  • Volunteer at least two times per year to maintain your status.

About Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and trespassing on or near railroad tracks. Our team consists of nationwide network of volunteers who work to educate people about rail safety, state coordinators who lead the efforts in states across the U.S. and a national office in Washington, D.C., that supports state programs, develops education materials, and creates public awareness campaigns for audiences of all ages. 


National Office

Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
425 Third Street SW, Suite 915
Washington, D.C. 20024

Fax: 703-519-8267
Email : [email protected]

Media Inquiries: [email protected]

Transit Inquiries: [email protected]

Our Staff