working in the engine room
Painting maintenance

Volunteers at the Oregon Maritime Museum can get their hands (and face) dirty while working on the engine of a historic sternwheeler, or leading tours, staffing the Museum Store, fundraising, stuffing envelopes or writing grants—the possibilities are endless! And the rewards of serving a vital cultural resource in the Portland community are gratifying. Opportunities are listed below.

  • Docent/tour guide
  • Educational activities
  • Exhibits
  • Grant writing
  • Group tour leader
  • Library
  • Museum store clerk
  • Public relations
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Research
  • Speaker’s bureau
  • Training
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Web site

This is just a sample of how you can apply your skills to the work of Oregon Maritime Museum.  Internships are also available. To get more information about volunteer positions and hours, please contact the volunteer coordinator or call 503-224-0054. You will receive an initial training from the volunteer coordinator. Special training may be required, depending on your volunteer assignment.

If you're interested in volunteering, please start by filling out our Volunteer Application. We'll respond to let you know we've received it, and be in touch as we fill out our crew.