Shipboard Volunteers


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


707 West Hornet AvePier 3Alameda, CA 94501


The USS Hornet Sea, Air, & Space Museum is nonprofit organization based at Pier Three of the former Naval Air Station in Alameda, California.

One of the most decorated ships in the US Navy, USS Hornet claims a history of excellence, from playing a leading role in the Pacific Fleet of World War II all the way up to the picture-perfect recoveries of the Apollo 11 and 12 astronauts.

The mission of the USS Hornet Museum is to serve as an educational, cultural and community resource that engages people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring Naval history and technology on the sea, in the air and in space, and seeks to inspire its visitors, especially the young, to become productive citizens and leaders in the world.

Opportunities for volunteers are available in these areas: 1) Docents who interpret the ship for guests and lead guided tours of 14 decks and levels of the ship; 2) Security personnel who insure the safety and integrity of the museum and its guests; 3) Ship Restoration maintains the ship's appearance and, working with the curator, refurbishes and restores areas of the ship for public access; and 4) Aircraft Restoration, currently restoring a FM-2 Wildcat and a S2 Tracker for display. 5) Museum Collection, get experience working in the archive and artifact collection by cataloguing, organizing, labeling, sorting, and photographing artifacts within the collection and helping with exhibition construction.


  • People Skills
  • Customer Service
  • History
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Auto Mechanics / Repair
  • STEM

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 to 20 hours per week

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