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Tall ship "WAVERTREE" restoration and sailing crew

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ORGANIZATION: South Street Seaport Museum

  • 156 people are interested

Immediate opportunities are now available for volunteers to learn all aspects of preserving and restoring our 1885 fully-rigged ship Wavertree!

Volunteer opportunities are open for entry-level and skilled individuals for regular maintenance and care of the ship (training provided) as well as aloft work (climbing into the rigging).

You will learn to work from below her decks to up aloft on her 165' tall masts. Volunteering aboard Wavertree presents a rare opportunity to learn traditional maritime skills and methods familiar to 19th and 20th century sailors. Prior tall ship and sailing experience is a plus, but volunteers from all walks of life to commit to active and lasting participation in the ship’s operation are welcome. Experienced hands will have the opportunity to help us train and mentor newcomers in order to support this exciting program.

Together we can care for and improve this unique ship so she may continue to tell her incredible story for generations to come.

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.


Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture


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12 Fulton Street(Pier 16)New York, NY 10038


  • Woodworking
  • Carpentry


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours a month.
  • Fitness test for climbers, must be able to walk up gangways and ladders.

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