Volunteer

Northwest Seaport's Classic Workboat Show Volunteers in the Arthur Foss galley, Jeff Craven

Northwest Seaport’s Classic Workboat Show Volunteers in the Arthur Foss galley, Jeff Craven

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.

May 11, 2014.  Need volunteers for Vigor Seattle Maritime Festival Family Fun Day at Lake Union Park(PDF): Ship Liaisons, Donation Box Greeters; Ship Docents; Sales; Grounds Crew; Musician Liaisons, Coordinating Support Crew; etc.

2014 Seattle Maritime Festival Post Card Page 1 webMarch 2014 Volunteer News.

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.

Northwest Seaport docent in action

Northwest Seaport docent provided station-based tours aboard Swiftsure’s deck outfitted with catwalks.

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:

  • Membership and Development Intern

    Northwest Seaport needs a Membership and Development Intern to help manage membership databases, E-news and website. 
  • Boat Host for Historic Ship

    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.
  • Historic Fleet Maintenance & Restoration

    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 info@nwseaport.org or complete volunteer application.