Help Santa Barbara Maritime Museum entertain and educate future generations through the preservation of artifacts and stories of our maritime past. We love our volunteers, and we could not run this not-for-profit museum without them.
Museum Volunteer Opportunities
- Crew on SBMM’s flagship vessel Ranger, Santa Barbara’s oldest boat.
- Greet visitors from around the world at the Outdoors Santa Barbara Visitor Center (on our 4th floor)!
- Assist with special events, including exhibit openings, art receptions & community festivals.
- Become a docent and share information about our local maritime heritage with tours and outreach.
You will enjoy the social environment and gain a feeling of fulfillment knowing that you are part of a valued organization that educates the public about Santa Barbara’s rich maritime history and tradition. This opportunity is something you don’t want to miss!
Docents are key at the Maritime Museum!
They help with school field trips, guide adult tours, and interpret exhibits.
Training, support, and flexible hours allow Docents to gain needed skills and knowledge while having fun.
SBMM needs outgoing and enthusiastic individuals who:
Wish to learn about Santa Barbara’s connection to the ocean; Yearn to share their experiences with child and adult visitors; Aspire to learn naval history and language; Seek new friends; and Want to become Docents at SBMM.
For more information on how to become a Docent contact:
Jesse Baker-Lorelli, Volunteer Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 805 456-8748