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Approximately 80 volunteers assist with the day-to-day operation of the Naval Undersea Museum. Volunteer staff are an integral part of the museum, routinely serving as the main public contact for visitors. The main duty of the volunteers is to meet and greet visitors and provide general information on the museum. Volunteers also answer questions about the local area or point visitors in the right direction for questions regarding facility reservations or museum donations. In 2009, volunteers contributed over 5,800 hours.


Volunteering at the Naval Undersea Museum is a great opportunity to learn about the U.S. Navy's undersea history and to meet people from all over the world. When you volunteer, you are not only providing an essential service to the museum's visitors, but you as a volunteer will receive several benefits.


You can: 

  • Make a difference
  • Enrich your education
  • Explore career and personal interests
  • Earn great recommendations
  • Develop marketable job skills
  • Build your resume
  • Make new friends
  • Uncover hidden skills and talents
  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Have fun


  • A discount in the museum store
  • Access to behind-the-scenes tours
  • 2 volunteer recognition events a year
  • Social gatherings
  • Certificate after completion of 100 volunteer hours
  • Invitations to exhibit openings
  • Tours to area military facilities and museums
  • Sonar Echo Monthly Newsletter

For information about volunteer staff opportunities, please contact the museum's educator at (360) 396-5547.

Published: Mon Aug 04 14:29:50 EDT 2014