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Overnight program participants are walking in the footsteps of a true Midway Sailor, sleeping in authentic Navy bunks, eating breakfast on board, and much more!

Youth Program Volunteers provide brief talks on the functions and/or history of this landmark ship. Interact with guests at chat stations in behind-the-scenes tours of this "city at sea". Option to spend the night, or not. The Midway is dedicated to providing programs to educate and strengthen our future generations. Youth groups and families from all over the area are welcomed to participate in various enriching, interactive programs onboard.

Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes: one event per month, includes an evening shift and a morning shift. There is the option of spending the night on board.

Required Skills/Experience: Some experience working with youth is preferred. Civilians and veterans encouraged to apply! Volunteers must be friendly, articulate, have the ability to climb ship’s ladders, and be a minimum of 18 years of age. Screening includes a Livescan background check.

"There are so many rewards that you get when you volunteer that it is hard to distinguish them....from meeting great people from all over the world, to watching the glow of discovery in kids when they climb into a cockpit. And then there is just the fun of being with a great group of people who volunteer and work together on the ship." -Midway Volunteer

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About USS Midway Museum


910 N. 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 opened to the public in June 2004 and today is one of San Diego’s most popular visitor attractions with world wide audience. The naval aircraft carrier was commissioned in 1945 and served for 47 years supporting U.S. military and humanitarian efforts around the world. Nearly 250,000 sailors and officers served their country aboard the USS Midway before it was decommissioned (retired) in 1992. Museum includes more than 60 audio tour stops including nearly 30 aircraft ranging from the WWII era to today's technology in Naval aviation. Come be a part of this 'city at sea'!


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Environment


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USS MIDWAY Museum910 North Harbor DriveSan Diego, CA 92101



  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development


  • People 55+


  • One program per month (two, full 5-hr. shifts). There is the option of spending the night on board. Weekends only!

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