Maine Maritime Museum was founded in 1962 by people interested in preserving and promoting Maine's rich maritime history. Since then, hundreds of volunteers have contributed to the museum's success.
You, too, can help maintain a significant part of Maine's history by becoming part of our volunteer crew and discovering:
A sense of accomplishment...
As a non-profit organization, the museum depends on its volunteers for daily operations and special projects. Annually, museum volunteers contribute almost $500,000 worth of their time, skills and talents. Thanks to their dedication and pride, we've become a renowned institution in the field of maritime history, and the only institution in Maine to earn the Preserve America Steward designation.
A sense of community...
As a Maine Maritime Museum volunteer, you will be able able to work with others who share your interest in preserving Maine's maritime culture and heritage. Even those not interested in maritime history will be surprised at the variety of volunteer positions we offer--there truly is something for everyone! And along the way, you will experience a sense of camaraderie and community spirit that has lured people to this museum for over 50 years.
A sense of fulfillment...
Whether interacting with the public or working behind-the-scenes, our volunteers are invaluable to the museum's success. Throughout the year, volunteers are invited to join in special events such as receptions, dinners, and cruises that celebrate their contributions. Volunteers who donate at least 15 hours of their time are also eligible for a complimentary membership and other exclusive benefits. All this, plus the feel-good feeling you get from helping Maine Maritime Museum preserve, share and celebrate our rich maritime history.
We hope you will join our loyal and talented volunteer corps!
Ready to get started? Here's how:
Questions? Contact the Volunteer Office directly by e-mail or call (207) 443-1316 ext. 350 today--we look forward to having you on board!