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
    Docents
    Historic Ships
    Museum Event Opportunities
    Summer Camp
    Underwater Robotics Engineers
    Workshop on the Water


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 Emily Abernethy, Volunteer Coordinator, at 215-413-8655 or eabernethy@phillyseaport.org

Already a Volunteer? Login to the Volunteer Information Center to pick up shifts, update your contact information and get connected.