The Sea Pocket Aquarium is Closed for the Season, admission is half price

Saturday & Sunday 10-4

Monday - Friday Closed


Email:   info@maritimegloucester.org

Phone:   978-281-0470

Address:   23 Harbor Loop,

                  Gloucester MA 01930

Registered Charity:   04-3480870

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Maritime Gloucester needs your talent and time! Becoming a volunteer will help Maritime Gloucester provide the best programs and experiences to our members, visitors and community. 

We offer 4 unique volunteer roles to suite your interests and our diverse set of needs. We ask that everyone attend one volunteer training session before they begin volunteering with us. We ask that volunteers volunteer with us at least two times per month during our busy June-October season but we will happly take you for more time.


To get started please read the descriptions of the different volunteer roles and fill out the below application, selecting the role that best suites your interests. From there our volunteer coordinator Kelly Opris will contact you to schedule your training. Feel free to contact Kelly with any additional questions at kopris@maritimegloucester.org. 

Aquarium Interpreter

Are you interested in marine life?  Like working with kids and families?  Aquarium interpreters describe the creatures in our touch tanks, make sure that the animals are safely handled, and give background information on the local environment.  Tank upkeep and general maintenance are a required part of this position.

Museum Interpreter

People person?  Have a love for Gloucester’s diverse history and maritime heritage?  For this role we ask you to be prepared to greet visitors and provide basic interpretation of Maritime Gloucester’s indoor exhibits and resources.  Hours are flexible, but most needed in the summer season.

Waterfront Interpreter

Are you a people person and particularly interested in Maritime Gloucester's working waterfront? This role takes you down to the docks to interact with the general public, educate people on our waterfront history and current maritime happenings. We will also ask you to make people aware of all of the other great exhibits on the rest of our campus. 

Volunteer General

Are you more interested in working behind the scenes? Do you have a particular talent that you think would be helpful to us? We have a running list of other tasks that need to happen around our campus and we would welcome you help. These tasks may include but are not limited to carpentry, painting, admin work, gardening, education supply organization, etc.