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Become a Museum Volunteer!

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We appreciate the support, contributions and enthusiastic participation of our many volunteers at the TEXAS Maritime Museum. We have a variety of opportunities for individuals and friends who wish to volunteer together, meet people with the same interests, and learn from museum professionals. We will coordinate with you so your volunteer time fits your schedule and ours.


Volunteer Positions Available

Front Desk Volunteers

Our most prized and consistent volunteer request and need! The ones who wear the many hats of greeter, cashier and are the face of the TMM. It is these important individuals that cannot be duplicated; each bringing talents and abilities to help make a visitor’s experience memorable and our Museum one of the premier attractions of the Coastal Bend.

Maintenance Volunteers

It is not an easy task to maintain the museum exhibits, buildings and grounds. Volunteers with experience to aid with painting, repairs and upkeep of the Museum and grounds are requested.

Event Volunteers

The TEXAS Maritime Museum hosts several events a year and rely on our volunteers to do everything from greeting and ushering guests at the door to bartending, crowd control, decorations and catering.

Docent Volunteers

Tour groups can be anywhere from 10-65 visitors. This volunteer position would be a great fit for someone who wishes to learn more about maritime history and our collections and would like to share that knowledge with others. Providing an individual to interact with gives Museum goers a more engaging and outstanding experience. Don’t worry if you don’t know much about maritime history, our team of museum professionals will give you the behind the scenes tour and introduce you to the lesser known side of Texas history.

Rockport Festival of Wine & Food Volunteers

Memorial Day weekend the TEXAS Maritime Museum requires a minimum of 300 volunteers to successfully staff the needs for our Annual Festival, and largest fundraiser for the Museum. Volunteers pour wine, collect zip codes, hand out programs, direct visitors, aid with the food demonstrations and much more during their 2.5 hour shifts. Volunteer recruitment begins in March.

Education Department

Our educator is always on the look out for volunteers to help with her events. Whether is be a Tiny TOT! program, Home School session, Museum Field Trips or anything else that might require assistance.  

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