Fishing Heritage Center Volunteer


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


38 Bethel StreetNew Bedford, MA 02741


Join the Crew! Volunteers are needed to staff the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, a new non-profit organization dedicated to telling the story of the fishing industry past, present and future. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Welcoming Visitors
  • Staffing Reception Desk
  • Assist with educational programs
  • Help with special events

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 llife
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 commmitment of 2-3 hours.


  • General Education
  • Customer Service
  • Office Reception
  • Sales Process
  • Transactions
  • Inventory Management

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible but ideally 3 hour blocks of time
  • Friendly and customer focused

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