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New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc.


Are you interested in local history, the commercial fishing industry, or just being involved in the community? The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center might be the right place for you! We are looking for dedicated, reliable volunteers who will help greet visitors, staff the gift shop, engage visitors with tours, assist with educational programs, help with special events, and so much more! We need volunteers who are available either on Saturday mornings, or anytime between Thursday and Sunday and 10 am - 4 pm. If you are interested please email or call (508) 993-8894, we would love to meet you!

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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


We'll work with your schedule.


38 Bethel StreetNew Bedford, MA 02741



  • General Education
  • Customer Service
  • Transactions
  • History
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once or twice a month. Volunteer shifts are usually from 10-1 or 1-4.
  • Comfortable with people of all ages, working with others, and using a very simple register.

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