Join the Steamer Virginia V Foundation

Members ensure that this piece of maritime history keeps steaming into another century.

Want to help keep a 93 year old wooden steamship operational? We’d love to have you join our volunteer team! Job descriptions are below. Please complete the <<Insert Volunteer Application form - electronic and PDF>>.

Deck & Engineering Crew

Crew support the captain and provide safety on excursions during the regular season. Note that engineering crew double as firemen, officially called "fire water tenders." Experience is preferred but not required.

Docents conduct tours of the ship, provide event assistance, and are on hand to answer questions about the history and specifications of the S.S. VIRGINIA V. Docents are aboard for excursions and dockside events.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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Becoming a member is easy. Choose an individual or family annual membership today!


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