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, the Race to Alaska, or year round at the Northwest Maritime Center. Don’t forget to fill out a volunteer application!
My name is Beth O’Neal. I have lived in Port Townsend for 22 years and raised my two daughters here. I love being surrounded by the water, marine life, and this charming town. After graduating from massage school in Seattle, I moved to Port Townsend and began to build my own practice. The Wooden Boat Festival is something I have always looked forward to; I loved the great music and checking out the beautiful boats many years before I signed up as a volunteer.
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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.
Are you a boat nerd or gear head with a few hours to spare each week? Marine Thrift is looking for you! Keep boating affordable, hardware accessible, and contribute to the spirit of the boatyard. Set up your schedule today! Email email@example.com or call 360.385.3628 x124 to start volunteering in the heart of Boat Haven.
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.