Independence Seaport Museum is always looking for great volunteers. Independence Seaport Museum is one of the nation's premier maritime museums. The Museum is located on Penn's Landing on the Delaware River, a short walk from the Liberty Bell and easily reachable from the tri-state area off Exit 20 of I-95 and public transportation.

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

  • Education and Interpretation (Docent program)
  • Curatorial
  • J. Welles Henderson Archives & Library
  • Workshop on the Water (no previous boat building experience necessary)
  • Historic Ships, cruiser Olympia and submarine Becuna
  • Public Programs and Events

All skill levels are welcome.

Consider joining Independence Seaport Museum's dynamic group of volunteers and staff members dedicated to educating the public about the region's maritime heritage. We have openings for both weekday and weekend volunteers. Training is provided.

Our volunteers are a highly valued, integral part of the Seaport team, are invited to all Museum openings and special events, and have a lot of fun! 

It's easy to become a Seaport volunteer!

Please go to our Jobs page for open positions.

Call or email Katie Burke at kburke@phillyseaport.org or 215.413.8663.


Interested in an internship with Independence Seaport Museum?
Please go to our Jobs page for open positions.