Volunteering at the Seaport Museum

Want to get hands-on with history and science? Independence Seaport Museum is always on the lookout for dynamic and engaging volunteers to contribute their talents to promote the Museum's mission of connecting the people of the Philadelphia region to the Delaware River and its waterways. Our volunteers are a highly valued, integral part of the Seaport team, are invited to many Museum openings and special events, and have a lot of fun. 

Find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you today. 

    Archives and Library
    Citizen Science Lab
    Cruiser OLYMPIA Living History Crew
    Historic Ships
    Museum Event Opportunities
    Workshop on the Water

Volunteer Info Sessions  

Join us to learn how you can become part of our team that brings great history and science experiences to the Delaware River waterfront. Volunteers are vital to the success of the Museum and provide essential support, both to the public and behind the scenes. Volunteering at the Museum is fun for adults of all ages and an ideal opportunity for an internship or high school service project. Please RSVP for any of the sessions listed below by contacting Greg Williams, Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@phillyseaport.org or 215-413-8679.  

Saturday, June 9 - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Tuesday, June 12 - 6 p.m.-8 p.m. 

Background Checks 
At the Seaport, the safety and well-being of our guests, volunteers, and staff is a top priority. In order to protect the public we serve, all volunteers must complete a Pennsylvania background check and Pennsylvania child abuse clearance. These clearances are provided at no cost to you and are available online. Once you have submitted the volunteer application, you will receive instructions on how to complete your clearances. If you have obtained clearances in Pennsylvania within 60 months of your start date, you do not need to complete new clearances. All clearances must be received by the Museum before your first day. No exceptions. 

If interested in volunteering at Independence Seaport Museum please contact Greg Williams, Volunteer Coordinator, at 215-413-8679 or volunteer@phillyseaport.org


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