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Are you looking for a fulfilling and engaging project? Are you interested in taking a leadership role in a program that provides a vital service to the community?

If so, then the Annapolis Maritime Museum is perfect for you! We are a small staff with a big job to do and we need your help to keep the Museum running full steam ahead.

Choose from a number of projects that match your interest. We have an exciting year ahead! As our community based programs expand, it's crucial that we find dedicated volunteers.

Here are a few of our available position:

Volunteer Descriptions

Museum Docents

We are looking for outgoing and dedicated individuals to guide and inspire visitors throughout the renovated McNasby's Oyster Company during operating hours Thursday-Sunday from 12-4 pm. All training and materials are provided.

Education Volunteers

There is nothing more inspiring than to see kids form a connection with the Chesapeake Bay and its unique maritime heritage. The Museum has various educational programs for students ranging from Pre-K to 6th grade. The programs prepare these students to become better stewards of the Bay. Education programs typically run during the week, though times may vary.

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse (TPSL) Crew

Do you have a passion for maritime history or love of lighthouses? The crew leads guided weekend tours of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, a National Historic Landmark during the summer months. All training and boater safety information is provided.

Office Assistance

The Museum is looking for individuals who know their way around an office. Daily tasks may include, data entry, filing, mailings and/or press releases during regular business hours from 9-5 pm.

Special Events

If you are familiar with the Museum you probably know about our fabulous special events. From our Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast held in March to the always exciting Boatyard Beach Bash in September, our special events require a team of volunteers for both planning and execution as well.

Wooden Boat Crew

Have you ever wondered what the keel of a 1940's draketail workboat looks like? Our Wooden Boat Crew can be found every Saturday from 9 am-noon - painting, sanding and patching our Chesapeake Workboats. Whether you are an accomplished carpenter or someone who is interested in learning new skills, you are encouraged to join the crew as they work to bring historic and classic working boats back to life as displays at the Annapolis Maritime Museum.

Summer Concert Series

Catch a breeze by the Chesapeake Bay and listen to some great tunes while working alongside other dedicated volunteers during our Summertime Concert Series. Our Summertime Concert Series kicks off in June with an assortment of volunteer tasks and a wide variety of music every Thursday from 7-8:30 pm.

Winter Lecture Series

Every winter the Annapolis Maritime Museum hosts special guests ranging from historians to authors and storytellers for the Winter Lecture Series. The Museum is looking for volunteers to help with set up, break down and check-in while mingling with our special guests. The Winter Lecture Series is held on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 pm from January through March.

Garden Club

Do you have a green thumb or just know your plants and flowers? If so, the Annapolis Maritime Museum's Garden Club is looking for you! Our grounds are used for various purposes ranging from weddings to educational programs and could use some regular sprucing. Bring your favorite gloves and shovels and get ready to beautify! Dates and times vary.

Internships and Community Service

Did you know the Museum offers unique internship and community service opportunities? If you are a high school or college student looking for an exciting experience that allows you to give back to the community while building your resume, the Museum has a spot for you!

Internship dates and times are flexible and duties can be tailored to fit individual student needs.
Internship Application

For more information, please contact Bill Bethke, Volunteer Coordinator, via 410-295-0104 extension 13 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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