OPEN DAILY 9:30 to 5


Join the Maine Maritime Museum crew and help us preserve and promote Maine’s maritime story.

Ellen Sitting on Outside

A sense of accomplishment… 

As a nonprofit organization, the museum depends on its volunteers who annually contribute over $500,000 worth of their time, skills, and talents. Thanks to their dedication and pride, we’ve become 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 to work with others who share your interests and experience the sense of camaraderie that has lured people to the museum for over 50 years. There is something for everyone: maritime history, historic homes, gardening, art, education, and much more!

A sense of fulfillment…

Throughout the year, volunteers are invited to join in 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.


No prior maritime knowledge required!

Whether you are behind the scenes or working on the front lines with visitors, Maine Maritime Museum provides introductory and annual training to give our volunteer staff all the tools they need. Training sessions are held every April-May before the start of our busy summer season.

– New Volunteer Orientation provides information on the museum’s history, mission, programming, and the mechanics of the Volunteer program.

– Annual All-Volunteer Training introduces updates and information on museum operations, safety procedures, programming, and visitor interaction skills.

– Department Trainings are led by specialized staff and provide volunteers with the specific skills and knowledge required for their respective departments.

We hope you will join our loyal and talented volunteer corps!

Questions? Contact the Volunteer Office directly by e-mail or call (207) 443-1316 ext. 357 today — we look forward to having you on board!

Note: Maine Maritime Museum complies with all CDC recommendations and has been responsive to the needs of volunteers, staff, and visitors during these ever-changing times. 

Maine Maritime Museum