Bring Maritime History to Life and Have Fun Doing It


Summer 2014 Training Class now enrolling!


Where can you see 400 years of maritime history and meet people from all over the world? Right here at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard.  And you can bring that history to life for visitors as a volunteer docent. Bring to life famous ships and sea battles; speak of whalers and whaling ships, of Chinese junks and English privateers. Participate in special events and in school education programs.

The Museum conducts frequent training classes. In just a few short weeks you could be a part of making history live, having fun, and doing something good for everyone.

Ways to volunteervolunteer

Volunteering is a fun and rewarding way to become part of Channel Islands Maritime Museum. The Museum is a unique and exciting venue where volunteers help our visitors experience Maritime Life!  You can support Museum programs and activities by donating your time and talents, and enjoy enrichment meetings with guest speakers and opportunities to meet other volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and cultural experiences.

Volunteer opportunities at Channel Islands Maritime Museum include:


Volunteers greet every guest coming into the Museum and are responsible for starting an enjoyable visit.  Handle the front desk by taking in entrance fees, signing up memberships, etc.


Volunteers are available to guide our guests through the Museum pointing out the world class art and ship models in our collection and provide a general introduction to the Museum’s mission, history and collection by interpreting current exhibitions for visitors of all ages.


Volunteers interact with small groups of students to introduce them to various aspects of Maritime life through our art and ship model collections.


Volunteers assist in a variety of ways at Museum exhibition opening receptions and exhibition-related programs.


Volunteers support the sales staff and enhance the Museum store environment. Hands-on training is provided.

From greeting guests to helping school groups discover the Maritime world, there are several important ways in which volunteers contribute to making the Museum experience a great one. We appreciate your interest and look forward to sharing with you all that the Channel Islands Maritime Museum has to offer!

Interested? Come by the museum, call 805-984-6260, email pathart@cimmvc.org, or fill out this form.

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