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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

Do you know how to whip a ship into shape with your restoration and maintenance skills? We are looking for you! Restore BB64 skilled volunteers & Exhibit Assistant Carpenters are needed. Apply now.


Sail Nauticus 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.

Special Event Crew

This volunteer provides pre-event, on-site and post-event assistance for special events coordinated and conducted by Nauticus. The next big events offered are Voyage to the Deep & a new holiday experience. We are recruiting volunteers to assist with activities, which is available now- January 2021. 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.

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.

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!