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Volunteer at Nauticus

If you love Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin as much as we do, then come join us! Learn more about benefits and available positions below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Nauticus has a variety of volunteer opportunities available for:

  • Adults (ages 18+)
  • Youth (age 14-17)
  • College Students
  • Groups (one time & periodic) – Groups apply here.

Exhibit Assistant Carpenters

Are you skilled in repairs, installations, painting, and hold a basic knowledge of carpentry? We are looking for you to volunteer Saturdays or Sundays on an as-needed-basis to assist with projects around the campus. Apply now.


Sail Nauticus & Schooner Crew Member

Are you a master on the sea or instructing youth groups sailing skills? Our Sailing Center would love to have you help set the sails. Apply now.

Discovery Crew Member

Do you love to teach as well as learn new things about our maritime community and the environment? If so, apply as a Discovery Crew Member volunteer. Apply now.

Electronics Technician

Are you skilled in computer software, audio/video, and troubleshooting equipment? If you are interested in technology then apply as an Electronics Technician. Apply now.

Banana Pier Gift Shop Crew Member

Are you a master at retail, merchandise, and sales? Or able to help a guest find the perfect souvenir? If so, apply here to volunteer in the Nauticus Banana Pier gift shop. Apply now.

Battleship Crew Member

Are you interested in military history, naval nobles, and maritime ports, and talking to enthused guest? A Battleship Crew member might be the best position for you! Apply now.

Guest Ambassador

Are you someone who loves to meet and greet new people as they enter the museum, take tickets, show visitors around and where to start exploring their adventure? If so, you’d make a great Guest Ambassador. Apply now.

Restore BB64

If you are a group or individual skilled in HVAC, electrical, plumbing, machinist mate, welding, Boatswain mate etc. then the Restore BB-64 volunteer assignment is waiting for you to assist onboard the USS Wisconsin! Apply now.

Accounting/Business Assistant

Do you have the interest in accounting, marketing, data entry, mailing projects, and various clerical projects? Our Business Department would love your assistance around the office. Apply now.

Nauticus Intern

Are you a college student requiring internship hours or experience? If so, Nauticus currently offers opportunities for individuals seeking experiences in the museum field. Click here to learn about available positions and to apply.

You will be an invaluable part of our crew! Individual volunteers must submit the online application, successfully complete an interview, a background screening (if over age 18) and attend a volunteer orientation prior to their service. Group volunteers please contact us by emailing Volunteer Resources or calling (757) 664-1043.

*Volunteer application is universal and is the same for each position.

Nauticus offers volunteers the following benefits:

Free admission to Nauticus

Free parking during volunteer shifts

25% discount on Nauticus tickets for family and friends

25% discount in the Banana Pier Gift Shop

Sail Nauticus Discounts

Discounted menu at “BB64 Cafe”

Specialized training that will enable you to excel in your volunteer position

Opportunity to learn valuable skills and establish references for future employment

Invitations to members-only special events, private parties and social events

Letters of reference for employment, scholarships and school applications

Opportunity to broaden and share your knowledge of the environment, maritime industry, science and the military

Opportunity to work and interact with interesting people from a variety of backgrounds who share a common interest

Lots of FUN!