Help us to save our museum ships! Learn More

Volunteering on a Museum Ship can be fun for the whole family whether it is in the form of Field Day work repairing and restoring or in administrative services or as docents and greeters.

Each of the ships has its own unique needs that those with some free time who are interested can check out. These pages show some of the volunteer work being done and list information for each ship, including location, visiting days and times, volunteer programs, and articles about some of the volunteer efforts. Even if you don’t have the time to spend with a paintbrush in your hand you will enjoy seeing the photos and stories of the volunteers who do so much to help maintain these ships for future generations to see.

Types of Volunteers:

  1. Ship Volunteer
  2. Group Volunteer at Headquarters (for ex. in the Library)
  3. Distributive Volunteers (perform research)

Find a Volunteer Opportunity

USS Cassin Young (DD-793)

Steve Briand

Boston National Historical Park
U.S. National Park Service

Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston, Massachusetts 02129-4543

Telephone: (617) 242-5601

Fax: (617) 241-0884

USS Edson (DD-946)

Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum
1680 Martin Street
Bay City, MI 48706

Telephone: (989) 686-3946
(810) 964-4113
Volunteer Link

USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850)

USS Massachusetts Memorial
Battleship Cove
Fall River, Massachusetts 02721

Telephone: (508) 678-1100

Fax: (508) 674-5597

USS Kidd (DD-661)

USS Kidd & Nautical Center
Louisiana Naval War Memorial

305 South River Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Telephone: (225) 342-1942

Fax: (225) 342-2039

USS Laffey (DD-724)

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
40 Patriots Point Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: (843) 884-2727

Fax: (843) 881-4232

USS Orleck (DD-860)

604 N. Enterprise Blvd.
Lake Charles, LA  70601

Telephone: (337) 214-7447

USS Slater (DE-766)

Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
PO Box 1926, Albany, NY 12201-1926
141 Broadway
Albany, NY 12202

Telephone: (518) 431-1943

Fax: (518) 432-1123
Volunteer Link
Slater Signals Newsletter

USS Stewart (DE-238)

Address for Visiting:
Seawolf Park
Pelican Island
Galveston, Texas 77552 

Address for Inquires:
Cavalla Historical Foundation
601 Tremont Street
Galveston TX, 77550

Telephone: (409) 797-5114

USS The Sullivans (DD-537)

Buffalo &Erie County Naval & Military Park
One Naval Park Cove
Buffalo, NY  14202

Telephone: (716) 847-1773

Fax: (716) 847-6405

USS Turner Joy (DD-951)

Bremerton Historic Ships Association
300 Washington Beach Avenue
Bremerton, WA  98337-5668

Telephone: (360) 792-2457

Fax: (360) 377-1020