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Restore a Historic WWII Ship! Painters familiar with working on steel and unafraid of heights!

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Help us restore a historic ship in the Richmond Shipyard, the SS Red Oak Victory a 1944 Boulder Class cargo ship! We specifically need volunteers who have experience with painting steel and who is unafraid of heights.

The SS Red Oak Victory needs constant attention! Metal ship plus air and moisture = rust! We need to constantly defend against rust by chipping rust blisters, painting sealant, primer, and then painting.

We are restoring and renovating this floating artifact so that it will be here for many generations to come! Rescued from rust and decay from the mothball fleet in Suisun Bay the ship is a welded steel metal ship on the San Francisco Bay in contact with the elements and is constantly in need of painting. Work would be done on metal and steel throughout the ship including in the Engine Room.

If you are interested in more information about us, please check out our website http://redoakvictory.us/support-us/volunteer/ or contact me: mandy@redoakvictory.us

Looking forward to working with you!

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PO BOX 1267, RICHMOND, CA 94802, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Richmond Museum Association is to preserve, display and educate about the history of Richmond, California and the surrounding area.


The Richmond Musuem Association (RMA) operates the Richmond Museum of History, located in a historic Carnegie Library. The Museum is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 1-4PM for a small admission fee. The largest artifact in the museum collection is the SS Red Oak Victory, a Victory Ship built in 1944 for use in the Pacific Theatre in World War II. The ship is open for docent lead and self guided tours on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10-3.

The Richmond Museum Association (RMA) offers volunteer opportunities for people of all walks of life. Our community of like-minded volunteers works toward a common goal to inspire people through Richmond history. RMA will make you feel welcome whether you seek to develop professional skills, deepen your own personal interests or just want to feel more connected to the past. The Museum and SS Red Oak Victory depend on volunteers with a wide range of skills so we can accomplish goals like operating the ship under her own power or ensuring every local student visits the Museum once during elementary school. We offer a wide range of positions to fit diverse skill sets including everything from greeting guests to education to ship restoration and everything in between. Volunteering is fun and fulfilling, leading to health benefits and enhanced quality of life, so join us today!


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1337 Canal BlvdRichmond, CA 94804






  • About 3 hours per week

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