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New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center Volunteer

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New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc.

  • 14 people are interested
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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:

  • Welcoming Visitors
  • 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.

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About New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc.


38 Bethel Street, P.O. Box, New Bedford, MA 02741, US

Mission Statement

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.

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


38 Bethel StreetNew Bedford, MA 02741



  • General Education
  • Customer Service
  • Office Reception
  • Sales Process
  • People Skills
  • Storytelling


  • Teens
  • People 55+


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

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