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Nathan Volunteers

From the dedication of our board members to the plain old hard work of those who scrape and paint the bottom of the boat in mid-summer's heat, our volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization, helping us to keep the skipjack heritage alive.

Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes work is done year-round by our volunteer administrative team, handling charter and public sail reservations, marketing, accounting and the countless other details of keeping a nonprofit organization running effectively, efficiently and professionally.

Maintenance, too, takes place year-round by our volunteers, from oiling the Nathan's mast to scraping barnacles off her hull.

In Public View

More visible are our sail and docent crew volunteers. Sail crew undergo months of extensive training to ensure passengers have safe and enjoyable excursions. Each sail crew member learns all aspects of sailing the Nathan, from proper line handling to docking the boat.

Docent crew members learn the history and heritage of the Nathan and skipjacks, along with local lore and Bay ecology, giving passengers an entertaining and educational experience on the boat.

New Volunteers Welcome

We welcome new volunteers in all areas. New sail crew volunteers generally are accepted into our training program from spring through mid-summer, but all those interested in volunteering may contact us at any time. Click here for a Volunteer Application that you may download, fill out, save and email to us.

We hold a Volunteer Orientation each spring for both new and returning volunteers. Call 410-228-7141 or email to be notified of the next orientation session.

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