The National Park Service is always looking for volunteers! Volunteers help to keep our tall ship Friendship in working order, welcome thousands of visitors to Salem, and maintain our gardens.

Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs) work side-by-side with National Park Service employees to manage and operate our National Parks. Whether you work behind the scenes or with park visitors, you can make a difference and have a fullfilling experience working as a volunteer. Many NPS employees began their careers as a volunteer. Learn more about volunteering with the National Park Service.

Volunteering at Salem Maritime is a great way to meet new people, learn a new skill, and expand your horizons!

Volunteers furling a sail on Friendship
Volunteers crew the tall ship Friendship when she sails.

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For volunteering opportunities on board the tall ship Friendship, including regular maintenance on the vessel and sailing as a crew member, email Jeremy Bumagin.
Colleen shows off the brochures at the Visitor Center
Volunteers work alongside Park Rangers at the Salem Visitor Center to welcome thousands of visitors every month.

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For volunteering opportunities in Interpretation, including welcoming visitors to the Salem Visitor Center, assisting rangers with tours, school programs, and presenting living history programs, or working at special events, email Kathleen Homan or call her at 978-740-1650.
Roses blooming in the garden behind the Derby House
The garden behind the Derby House is one of the lovliest places at Salem Maritime.

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For volunteering opportunities in Cultural Resources Management, including the care of Salem Maritime's collections, work in the Derby Garden, and historical research, email Emily Murphy or call her at 978-740-1691.

Salem Maritime staff removing a column from the Salem Custom House portico for repair.
Historic buildings require constant maintenance.

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For volunteering opportunities in Maintenance, including carpentry, painting, and grounds work to preserve Salem Maritime's historic buildings and landscape, contact Doug Law at 978-740-1670.
For more information about volunteering with other natural and cultural heritage sites in America, visit Volunteer.gov/gov.

Last updated: August 27, 2017

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Salem , MA 01970



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