Northwest Seaport is seeking volunteers & interns to support the organization. Join us today. Use VOLUNTEER FORM or phone/email our office to share interest, register.
Work Parties, for example, get you into maritime heritage and sometime grease or sawdust at the Historic Ships Wharf in Lake Union Park. Join other volunteers aboard the Arthur Foss, Lightship #83, and other vessels for hard work (at times), excellent company (most often) and good will (always). Join us for getting things done and working for fun. Email leader directly to “register” and complete the volunteer application form for first-time NWS volunteers. View events for work party scheduling.
Docents welcome the public to make discoveries on their own and to experience the historic fleet with supporting information and stories. Enthusiastic docents guide informal tours, help answer visitor questions and help NWS keep the boat open for weekends, Free First Thursdays, and special events at Seattle’s Lake Union Park. No prior knowledge of maritime history is needed. Get a head start by reviewing Tugboating on Puget Sound: A docent’s guide to the Arthur Foss (PDF).
Volunteers receive periodic news letters informing them of future events, past contributions and organization activities (such as March 2014 Volunteer News)
These are three more specific volunteer postings below and on idealist.org:
- Northwest Seaport needs a Membership and Development Intern to help manage membership databases, E-news and website.
- Become a Boat Host to help keep the historic tugboat Arthur Foss and Lightship No. 83 “Swiftsure open to visitors, enjoying the Historic Ships Wharf at Lake Union Park.
- Help Northwest Seaport maintain its historic fleet through maintenance, restoration, and work parties. Periodic volunteer opportunities posted on NWS’s Portolan blog.
Interested? Take a first step today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or complete volunteer application.