As a nonprofit Museum, volunteers are essential to meeting our mission. They help keep the light shining, share our maritime stories, provide opportunities for future generations and give great customer service to the over 225,000 annual visitors to the Museum. See below for opportunities to become a Museum volunteer and join a family and support network that includes several benefits:

Discounts in the Gift Shop

Invitations to Special Events

Discounts on Area Attractions

Family Membership

Training on Museum Skills

The Museum has a variety of opportunities that range from working directly with the public on our historic site and working with Museum collections and the maritime archaeology program. To be considered for a volunteer position, you must fill out this online application.

Then, check out our current opportunities on Volunteer St. Johns or contact Amanda Dixon at We also host Corporate and Civic Groups volunteer days and projects. Contact Amanda Dixon to set yours up today!

These include Family Groups for children ages 6-13 (must be volunteering with adult caregivers) and Junior Volunteers for ages 14-17 with a signed parental consent form. Please contact Amanda Dixon at for more information on requirements for Family Group and Junior Volunteers and to apply.
The Museum has (non-paid) internship opportunities on a by-request basis for upper division high school and college students. Past internships have included graphic design, collections assistant, public relations, hospitality and tourism, and public history. Contact Jay Smith at to assist with setting up your internship.