Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer!
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum would not be the success
it is today without the generous commitment of its dedicated volunteers.
Over the past year nearly 300 volunteers logged over 28,839 hours of service.
This dedicated group of people put their heart into many facets of the
There are a variety of ways to volunteer at the Museum:
- Support and Administrative
- Museum Store
- Visitor Services
- Marina Operations
- Tour Guide/ Docent
- Sailing Program
- Special Events
- Library and Curatorial
- Education- Adult and Youth Programs
- Facilities Management
- Model Guild
- Boat Yard
- Student/Service Learning
All CBMM volunteers undergo an orientation session and
special departmental training. Volunteers also receive instruction through
overviews of exhibit content and programs, mission-related enrichment trips,
and broad Museum familiarization and safety preparation exercises.
Volunteer Programs: Upcoming Training Sessions
Van Lennep Auditorium
Become a docent volunteer and lead guided tours of the campus, exhibits, and artifacts for adults and children. No prior experience necessary. Each session of the general tour training is mandatory to complete the docent training and graduate the program. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Melissa Spielman at 410-745-4956 or email@example.com.
General Docent Training February, 2014
Tuesday, February 11 & Thursday, February 13 10am-12noon
Tuesday, February 18 & Thursday, February 20, 10am-12noon
Tuesday, February 25 & Thursday, February 27, 10am-12noon
Tuesday, March 4 & Thursday, March 6, 10am-12noon
Help CBMM tell the story of the Chesapeake’s people, animals, and environment! For docents who have completed the annual General Tour Training, other trainings for our guided school tours, adult groups, and educational hands on programs are available. The two-part trainings offer background and content information, as well as the practical applied instruction in CBMM’s exhibits and campus needed to lead an engaging and educational program. Both sessions are mandatory for each program training to be successfully completed.
Tour and School Program Training, 2014
Each program has a two-day training. Both sessions are necessary to complete the training successfully, and new volunteers must complete the general tour training before attending these program-specific trainings.
Bay Bounty Tour Training: 03/11/14 and 03/13/14, 10 AM- 12:30 PM.
St Michaels Walking Tour Training: 03/12/14 and 03/14/14, 10 AM- 12:30 PM
Bay Discovery Tour Training: 03/18/14 and 03/20/14, 10 AM -12:30 PM
Oystering Legacy Tour Training: 03/25/14 and 03/27/14, 10 AM- 12:30 PM
Crab Cakes Program Training: 04/01/14, 10 AM-2:30 PM
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's Van Lennep Auditorium. Please contact CBMM’s Director of Education Kate Livie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-745-4947 for more information or to register.
Volunteers are an integral part of the Chesapeake Bay
Maritime Museum's daily operations. In fact, the Museum began as a volunteer
organization, and through its volunteer support the Museum continues to
Volunteers play an essential role in the mission of the
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. In recognition of the commitment volunteers
have made to their volunteer assignments, the Museum offers the following
benefits to its volunteers:
- Discounts in Museum Store
- Volunteer Newsletter
- Library Privileges
- Training and enrichment trips
- Volunteer Recognition Reception
- Special Volunteer Events and Socials
How to apply
Download a volunteer application, complete the form and return
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Melissa Spielman, Director of Events and Volunteer Program
P.O. Box 636, St. Michaels, MD 21663
Once volunteer applications are reviewed, the Museum
invites volunteers for an interview in order to place them in the Museum
area that best suits their interests and skills.
Volunteers only, click here to access Volunteer Website http://volunteer.cbmm.org/
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 N. Talbot St.
P.O. Box 636
St. Michaels, MD 21663
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