Volunteer

Help Wanted! No Experience Necessary

As the steward of the S.S.Virginia V, The Steamer Virginia V Foundation has the never-ending task of maintaining and operating 80+ year-old wooden steamship. Want to help? We’d love to have you join us! Job descriptions are below. Please complete the Volunteer Application (Adobe PDF Format) and return it to our office.


Work Parties: We keep a list of people who are interested in helping with maintenance and engineering projects. We appreciate skilled people, but supervisors will provide training.

Deck Crew & Firemen (Fire water tenders): Both deck & engineering (firemen) crew members are always needed for excursions during the regular season. Experience is preferred but not required.

Event Coordinators: During the regular season there are a number of Public Excursions that require someone who can provide pre-planning and day-of event management and coordination.

Docents: Our docents provide event assistance, tours of the ship and are current with historical information about the Virginia V to share with passengers during an excursion or dockside event.

Office Help: If you have regularly available week-day hours, possess basic computer skills, can help with filing, data entry, answering phones, etc., we certainly could use your help!

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The mission of The Steamer Virginia V Foundation is to promote the Puget Sound's maritime heritage through the restoration,
preservation, operation, and interpretation of the National Historic Landmark vessel S.S. Virginia V.