Join the Crew! Volunteers are needed to staff the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center! We are a non-profit organization dedicated to telling the story of the New Bedford fishing industry past, present, and future. Volunteer opportunities include:
Staffing Reception & Gift Shop Desk
Assist with educational programs
Help with special events
Craft preparation, assist with office and archive tasks
If you work or worked in the fishing industry or are part of a commercial fishing family, we hope you will share your industry skills and knowledge with visitors! You could:
Lead walking tours of the working waterfront
Demonstrate industry skills (net mending, rigging, knot tying, etc.
Demonstrate maritime crafts (model making, marlinspike artistry, etc.
Talk with school groups or the public about your work and life
Volunteers are needed during Center operating hours (Thursday - Sunday 10:00 - 4:00) and for occasional programs and special events. Volunteer hours are flexible and can be scheduled according to your availability and particular interest. We are also looking for those that are willing to make a weekly commitment of 2-3 hours.
38 Bethel Street, P.O. Box, New Bedford, MA 02741, US
To educate the public about the history and culture of New Bedford's commercial fishing industry by engaging them in authentic experiences, to document that culture and history for future generations, and to honor and support the men and women who make their living from the sea.
Located in New Bedford, the nation's most valuable fishing port, the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the fishing industry past, present and future through exhibits, programs and archives.