Volunteer at the Museum

We love our volunteers! If you’re looking for a way to help the museum, share your passion, and make a difference, considering volunteering at the Museum. There are many openings for volunteers at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum – scroll down for a list of our regular ongoing volunteer opportunities and a link to our volunteer application form. 

Why Volunteer

Museum volunteers truly make a difference and help ensure that each visitor to the museum has a wonderful experience. For our volunteers, it is just as much of a rewarding experience. In addition to supporting the Museum, our exhibits, and programs, volunteering lets you share and learn new skills, make new friends, join a community of like-minded individuals, make an impact, help others, and so much more. 

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Historic Interpreter: interpret history and skills onboard the replica gunboat Philadelphia or the replica schooner Lois McClure, in our Blacksmith Shop, and in our exhibits
  • Archaeology Interpreter: Learn to conserve artifacts and interpret Lake Champlain history, nautical archaeology, and conservation in the Museum’s Conservation Lab
  • Boat Shop Volunteer: Help maintain, restore, and document boats 
  • Metal Arts Volunteer: Demonstrate blacksmithing in the museum’s various metal arts spaces
  • Campus Volunteer: Grounds-keeping, gardening, and maintenance.
  • Collections Volunteer: Add a section to our library, our collections, or to the digital catalog 
  • Research Volunteer: Help research current and upcoming project topics 
  • Dive Volunteer: Assist our Archaeology team at archeological dive sites
  • Museum Volunteer: Provide support in the administrative offices and membership program
  • Visitor Services Volunteer: Help with admissions, parking, visitor services, and site preparation for special events
  • Specialized Skills: Perform specialized professional skills in fields such as construction, technology, human resources or others