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USS Midway Museum


Ship's Restoration volunteers are critical members that contribute unique skills to revitalize, restore and repair various areas of USS MIDWAY in support of the museum's primary mission of PRESERVING a historic navy ship. Projects focus on transforming ship spaces/compartments from a stagnate decommissioned state to fully restored or transformed status suitable for the museum's operational needs. Tasks may include removing old hardware or furniture, polishing brass and maintaining original equipment such as ship's fans and machinery. Candidates must be safety conscientious and able to follow directions working as a dedicated team member.

1 Shift

  • morning / 07:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday Mornings

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About USS Midway Museum


910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101, US

Mission Statement

Preserve the historic USS Midway and the legacy of those who serve, inspire and educate future generations, and entertain our museum guests.


The USS Midway Museum is an adventure for the entire family! Explore over 60 exhibits & 27 restored aircraft aboard an authentic US Navy Aircraft Carrier. Located in downtown San Diego.

The USS Midway Museum started in 1992 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit business, and opened as a museum in 2004. Since then, the Midway has become one of the top tourist destinations in Southern California, and the most visited ship museum in the United States.
The USS Midway served in the US Navy from 1945-1992, making it the longest serving aircraft carrier in naval history. The museum employs dioramas, audio/visual technology, and volunteer docents, many of which served on the Midway, to help guests better understand what life was like for those who served on board.
The museum also has full-motion flight simulators, a cafe and gift shop, and is conveniently located in one of the most beautiful spots in San Diego.
The Midway also has a top-notch education program and is heavily involved in the community and in programs that support our men and women in uniform. In her short time in operation, the USS Midway Museum aims to become recognized as America's Living Symbol of Freedom.

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USS MIDWAY Museum910 North Harbor DriveSan Diego, CA 92101



  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Welding
  • Woodworking


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Able to commit to 20 hours a month ( 1 shift a week).
  • Physically fit; able to climb up and down the ship's ladders. Prior experience with a variety of tools. Experience in trades helpful, but not required.

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