Volunteer for the Northwest Maritime Center
Volunteers support our mission all year long!
We have a dedicated team of volunteers working in the Boatshop, the Chandlery, and for other programs and events throughout the year, including over 500 volunteers for the Wooden Boat Festival alone. We are always eager to have new folks join us. Explore our volunteer pages to discover ways you can be involved with the Wooden Boat Festival, our adventure races, or year-round at the Northwest Maritime Center. New volunteers, please fill out a Volunteer Application, linked below. Returning volunteers, please sign our 2021 release waiver.
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Volunteer in the Wooden Boat Chandlery!
Get in on the best volunteer gig in town! If you're looking for a spot to volunteer where you're treated like family, this is it. Volunteers in the Chandlery act as ambassadors for the Northwest Maritime Center and help connect visitors with the best outdoor items and apparel. They work on an incredible, fun-loving team of Chandlery staff and other volunteers, and they get to connect with locals and visitor alike. If you enjoy retail, boats, the outdoors, or just chatting with others about our awesome town, you might be a great fit for the Chandlery! If you’re interested, please email email@example.com.
Volunteer for the Wooden Boat Festival
September 10–12, 2021
Volunteer for the Race to Alaska
2021 R2AK has been canceled.
Volunteer for WA360
Race Start: June 7, 2021
Volunteer for SEVENTY48
Race Start: June 4, 2021
Volunteer Year Round for the NWMC
Get involved all year!
Year-Round Volunteer Opportunities
While our peak season is during the summer, we have a bustling campus year round that relies on the support of our volunteers. Whether you're interested in helping out in the Boatshop, bartending at an event, salvaging hardware for Marine Thrift, or helping out in the office, we have a place for all skills, interests, and schedule preferences.
Take a look below at the volunteer opportunities we have going year round; then fill out a volunteer application to let us know how you want to be involved.
We’d love to help make volunteering easy for you. Call our volunteer coordinator at 360.385.3628 x124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.