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Where can you experience 500 years of maritime history and meet people from all over the world? Right here at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard. Enliven maritime history for visitors as a volunteer docent: bring to life famous ships and sea battles; speak of whalers and whaling ships, Chinese junks, and English privateers. By joining the CIMM community of volunteers, you may also participate in special events, school education programs, and other opportunities to utilize your talents.
From greeting guests to helping school groups discover the Maritime world, there are many important ways in which volunteers contribute to making the Museum experience a great one. We appreciate your interest and look forward to sharing with you all that the Channel Islands Maritime Museum has to offer!
The Museum conducts frequent training classes. In just a few short weeks you could be a part of making history live, having fun, and doing something that benefits your well-being and contributes to your community. Support Museum programs and activities by donating your time and talents, enjoy enriching meetings with guest speakers and engage in opportunities to meet other volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and cultural experiences.VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM INCLUDE: GUEST SERVICES
Volunteers greet every guest coming into the Museum and are responsible for initiating an enjoyable visit, taking in entrance fees, signing up memberships, and support the sales of the Museum store. Hands-on training is provided.DOCENT TOURS
Volunteers are available to guide our guests through the Museum, describing the world-class art and ship models in our collection; providing a general introduction to the Museum’s mission, history and collection; and interpreting current exhibitions for visitors of all ages.EDUCATION TOURS
Volunteers interact with small groups of students to introduce them to various aspects of Maritime life through our art and ship model collectionsEVENTS
Volunteers assist in a variety of ways at Museum exhibition opening receptions and exhibition-related programs.COLLECTIONS
The collection of at Channel Islands Maritime Museum is among the top in the world! Constant work is necessary to maintain the conservation, cataloging, and exhibition of these beautiful objects.
We hope you will join us for the 8-week course for new docents!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
We'll work with your schedule.
3900 Bluefin CircleOxnard, CA 93035
- Exhibition Arts
- People 55+
- Orientation or Training
- Initial Commitment: Volunteer Training: September 9 - October 28, running 8 consecutive weeks, Mondays 10am-12pm. After training, a minimum of six hours per month.