Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Naval Undersea Museum is temporarily closed and has placed a hold on bringing new volunteers onto the team. However, all interested in volunteering should still complete the application (see link below) so museum staff can reach out to you when conditions permit.
The U.S. Naval Undersea Museum welcomes new volunteers to our team! Read on to learn about our program, opportunities, and whether this could be a good fit for you.
Do any of these statements apply to you?
- I’m looking for a way to share my passion for the Navy, submarine technology, torpedoes, diving, or the engineering concepts behind all of these subjects.
- I know someone else who is looking for a way to do the above!
- I know someone who is looking to enhance their resume with retail or customer service experience in a low-stress environment over the summer.
- I want to support access to self-paced (informal) science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics education for school-age kids and their families.
- I want to spend a few hours a week or a month doing something different – with the opportunity to learn something new and meet new people while also supporting my local community.
If you identify with any of these, we invite you to join our volunteer team – or share information about our program with those people you are thinking of!
Volunteers make all the difference to a visitor’s experience at the museum. The museum consistently receives high visitor ratings due in part to our amazing volunteer team. Volunteers serve as the main point of contact with the public by meeting and greeting visitors and providing general information about the museum, or operate the museum’s store. A small, select number of volunteers work with staff to catalog and research artifacts. Occasionally the museum asks for support for special one-day programs and other short-term projects.
Training and Eligibility
Museum volunteers are asked to contribute six hours of time per month, generally between the hours of 10am-4pm. Benefits include a discount in the museum store, access to local installation tours, and participation in annual volunteer appreciation events. Orientation and position training is provided. After applying, an interview and background check will be completed. Consider applying with your friends, partner, or spouse if you are looking for a way to spend quality time together out in the community. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, and those between the ages of 16-18 require parental permission.
Current Volunteer Position Openings and HOW TO APPLY
Click on the position title below to see a position description. Go to the application page when you are ready to apply!
For questions or more information about volunteering, contact the museum’s volunteer coordinator via email or by calling (360) 396-4148.
Please note that federal regulations prohibit individuals under the age of 16 from volunteering.