Volunteers - We Need You!
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s dedicated volunteers play a key role in preserving and sharing the history of Lake Champlain. Every year more than 200 volunteers, ranging in age from junior high school students to retired senior citizens, contribute over 8,500 hours of service to the museum. The annual dollar value of volunteer contributions of time, energy, expertise, and skills is estimated to be almost $120,000; the true value is incalculable!
We have always taken pride that, by the very nature of the museum, we can find a job that will best fit the time, talent, and interest of each and every volunteer.
Tell Us About Yourself!
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
We always have a need for volunteers. We have a broad range of opportunities, only a fraction of which are listed here. Click here to download the PDF "LCMM Volunteer Opportunities 2015-2016" with more detail.
- Interpret history and skills on board the replica gunboat Philadelphia, in our Blacksmith Shop, and in our exhibits.
- Interpret history aboard the schooner Lois McClure.
- Learn to conserve artifacts from archaeological projects in the Conservation Lab and interpret Lake Champlain history, nautical archaeology, and the process of conserving artifacts.
- Help maintain, restore, and document the small boats, canoes, and kayaks in our collection of regional watercraft.
- Construct boat models.
- Build, repair, and restore boats for our programs or for fundraising.
- Grounds-keeping and maintenance.
- Add a section of our library, or our collections, to the digital catalog.
- Research Lake history.
- Assist our Marine research Institute at archeological dive sites.
- Provide support in the administrative offices.
- Help with the LCMM membership program.
- Work in the Museum Store and visitor entrance.
- Help with admissions, parking, visitor services, and site preparation for special events.
- Perform specialized professional skills in fields such as construction, technology, public relations, human resources, and website design.
LCMM volunteers truly make a difference in the ability of the museum to successfully carry out its mission. But helping to preserve and share the history of Lake Champlain is just one of the many reasons why people volunteer at LCMM.
- Share skills
- Learn new skills
- Be part of a team
- Make new friends
- Feel needed
- Make an impact
- Be challenged
- Feel good
- Keep busy
- Do something different
- Help others
- Stand up and be counted
- Just for the fun of it!
Elisa Nelson, Volunteer Coordinator
(802) 475-2953 (fax)