Call For Volunteers
Come aboard and join the
You can take an active role
in helping Ernestina sail on mission and make a
huge difference! Work alongside the staff and
crew and participate in New England's Maritime
We depend on the
enthusiastic dedication and commitment of our
we need YOUR help!
If you are
interested in becoming a volunteer, please
download the Volunteer Application.
Fill it out and mail it to Schooner Ernestina,
attention: Volunteer Coordinator.
We do ask
that all of our volunteers be current
members. If you are not already a member,
please download the Membership Form, and send it
completed with your application.
If you are
already a volunteer with the Schooner Ernestina,
check out the Current Volunteer Schedule for 2004. It
will be updated frequently, in order to keep you
informed of the upcoming opportunities. If you would like
to see some of the activities from past years you
can go to the Year 2003, Year 2002,
or Year 2001 Schedules.
Be sure to schedule your
time with the volunteer coordinator.
It is important that you so
not just show up, expecting to work. We
need know how many people will be coming each
day, to ensure that there is work and space for
all those interested. Thanks for your help.
Volunteering can be
one of the most fulfilling things you will ever
are committed to ensuring that your volunteer
experience will be rewarding and productive.
are many different opportunities for people to
participate with the Ernestina both long-term and
short-term. Examples include:
Rigging: At the
beginning and end of our season, volunteers help
rig and down-rig, as well as assist in ongoing
maintenance projects throughout the year.
work alongside the crew during the full range of
our educational programs. With additional
crew, participants are able to get more
Administrative: In our office,
volunteers are a welcome addition to our
staff. They assist with many of the tasks
necessary to operate efficiently, including
mailings, database management, contribute to
alongside our cultural anthropologist, volunteers
can help to catalogue our extensive archives or
transcibe logbooks and journals to add to our
Sailing: Sail aboard
ERNESTINA as she travels along the New England
coast. Learn first-hand. the skills needed
for traditionally sailing oboard a schooner
rigged ship. You can take advantage of this great
opportunity to "hand, reef and steer"
aboard one the most historic ships afloat!