Ship Restoration on the Midway

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USS Midway Museum

Majestic Ship

Restoration volunteers are critical members that contribute unique skills and dedication to revitalize, restore and repair various areas of USS MIDWAY in support of the primary mission of PRESERVATION. This ranges from transforming ship spaces/compartments from a decommissioned/quiet status to fully restored or transformed to meet the needs of the growing ship museum. The volunteers provide seasoned leadership and technical skills that supports the tasks that can range for high in the island mast to low engineering spaces, bow to stern.

  • General mechanical, electrical, and technical experience
  • Possess a good basic knowledge of using power tools, grinders, drills, and the like.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a seasoned team
  • Exercises safe work practices

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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.

Become a Volunteer, Join the Family


Tue Oct 15, 2019 - Wed Oct 16, 2019


910 North Harbor DriveSan Diego, CA 92101



  • Plumbing
  • Welding
  • Carpentry
  • Aviation
  • Electronics
  • Construction


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Tues, Wed and/or Sat mornings; 20 hrs/month
  • Ability to climb ship’s ladders, flights of stairs, work in tight spaces

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