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New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc.


Beginning on January 20, 2021 New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will be holding weekly Volunteer Training Sessions via Zoom. Sessions are every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. This is a great opportunity to see the upcoming new exhibit components electronically, before it's installed, and be able to ask the staff for information. As the new exhibit is very thorough in it's scope, this is a terrific time to really learn about the commercial fishing industry and community!

When the Center reopens after the exhibit installation in March, we will need you to help staff the Center (safely, with social distancing, safe numbers and PPE protocols in place), and engage our visitors with the new exhibit, using your in-depth knowledge of the subject.

In order to install the exhibit New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is currently closed to the public for January and February. This is quite an extensive project involving repainting, electrical work, hanging and focusing lights, fabrication and installing of bunks, a section of deck, a galley table, and a scallop dredge, etc. Going forward Volunteers are needed during Center operating hours (Thursday-Sunday 10:00-4:00) and for occasional evening programs and special events. Volunteer hours are flexible and can be scheduled according to your availability. Please email operations@ fishingheritagecenter.org for more information.

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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


Wed Jan 20, 2021 - Wed Mar 03, 2021
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM  


38 Bethel StreetNew Bedford, MA 02741


  • Retail / Sales
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour trainings, until reopening. Then four hour shift once every week, or every other week, or more if you like!
  • Covid19 precautions compliant. Friendly!

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