Volunteering

Volunteering

Share history with us!

 

You are invited to join us at the Tuckerton Seaport to meet many wonderful people, make new friends and have a good time! Volunteers have been the backbone of our organization since the beginning. Many volunteers are needed daily to ensure the continuing success of the Tuckerton Seaport and that our visitors have the best experience possible.

Each month volunteers (ranging in age from 11 to 92 with varying backgrounds) offer their time and talents, unselfishly and unconditionally.  Volunteer opportunities are available in many areas of the Seaport – from artistic to clerical. If you are interested, we encourage you to join the Seaport’s volunteer staff. For more information or questions please call the Seaport offices at 609-296-8868 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST.

For a Volunteer Application Click Here

Junior Volunteers

Are you ready for a career?  Have you decided what it is that you really want to do when you have completed your education?  Do you need social service hours to meet graduation requirements?  Would you like to have a great reference to bring with you to your next job interview?   Do you really want to make a difference?  Well, here it is —the opportunity that will meet all of those needs and more right here at the Tuckerton Seaport.  Become a Seaport volunteer and have all of those needs met plus get the chance to work with a team of skilled professionals and meet exciting people and make new friends.

There are many opportunities for personal growth and development through a volunteer position at the Tuckerton Seaport.   Come join us and become a Jr. Docent, work in our boat works, help with our education classes, learn new skills that you will be able to share with others.

The first step is to complete an application and submit either on line or snail mail to:  Brooke Salvanto, 120 E Main St, PO Box 52, Tuckerton, New Jersey 08087.  Ms. Salvanto will call you to set up an interview and discuss with you what you would like to gain from your volunteer experience and assign you to one of the diverse opportunities available.

It’s fun, it’s educational and best of all YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

For a Volunteer Application Click Here

Docents/Tour Leaders

Docent might sound unfamiliar to you, as it does to many, but the word has been around for many years.  A docent (the word being derived from the Latin word ducere, meaning to lead) is the term has been expanded to designate the corps of volunteer guides who staff many of the museums and other educational institutions in the world.  Docents are educators, trained to further the public’s understanding of the cultural and historical collections of the institution. In many cases, docents, in addition to their prescribed function as guides, also conduct research utilizing the institution’s facilities.

Prospective docents and tour leaders of the Tuckerton Seaport undergo a training process.  You will also learn more about communication and interpretive skills and be introduced to the institution’s collection and its historical significance. At the Seaport you will be provided with tools and reading lists to add to the basic information provided during training, and will then shadow experienced docents as they give their tours before ultimately conducting a tour on your own.  Docents are kept up-to-date with continuous training and seminars.

If you feel that history is worthy of being preserved, enjoy seeing buildings, crafts and a way of life from days gone by being passed on from generation to generation this is the spot for you.    Our docents serve as guides to our many guests and are the backbone of many programs offered at the Tuckerton Seaport.  Help us preserve and share the various aspects of Jersey’s maritime heritage with children, adults, school groups and visitors.  Come join the crew and share your talents!!  You are just a phone call away to becoming a part of this great team of people.  Call 609-296-8868 ext 114 to arrange an appointment for an interview.  Or write to:  brookes@tuckertonseaport.org

For a Volunteer Application Click Here

Internships

The Tuckerton Seaport Internship experience is designed to allow students to combine theory with practice while interacting with professional staff, volunteers and visitors.  Internships are available in the following areas:

  • Collections
  • Developement
  • Education
  • Folklife
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Special Events
  • Volunteer Services

For more information on Tuckerton Seaport’s internship opportunities contact Brooke Salvanto at 609-296-8868 Or  send your resume to:  brookes@tuckertonseaport.org