Join the Historic Ships Preservation Crew!

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South Street Seaport Museum

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Volunteers at the Waterfront learn practically every aspect of historic ship preservation. No experience necessary!

Join the crew at South Street Seaport Museum in preserving, restoring, and maintaining our historic fleet of ships. Get your hands dirty, make some friends, and learn useful and unique skills!

You'll have the chance to participate in a variety of projects including learning about safety and protection, metal and wood preparation, painting and varnishing, hand and power tool use, and much more as you keep our magnificent historic ships floating.

We are working on projects around the waterfront and on the ships Tuesdays through Saturdays 9-5, and we need your help to preserve our seaport's rich history!

Must be above the age of 16. All skill levels are welcome. Training is provided.

The South Street Seaport Museum preserves and interprets the ‚Äčorigins and growth of New York City as a world port, a place where goods, labor, and cultures are exchanged through work, commerce, and the interaction of diverse communities.

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About South Street Seaport Museum


12 Fulton St., New York, NY 10038, US

Mission Statement

The South Street Seaport Museum uses its historic buildings in the Seaport District, collection of artifacts, and fleet of vessels to celebrate the rich heritage of the Port of New York through exhibitions and education programs exploring the past and present connections of the city and the sea.


Founded on May 22, 1967, the South Street Seaport Museum is dedicated to telling the story of the port of New York and the maritime history of the region.


We'll work with your schedule.


12 Fulton St.(Pier 16)New York, NY 10038



  • Welding
  • Woodworking
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Home Repair


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Ongoing and flexible, but requires training.

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