Old Coast Guard Station

Spyglass Speaker Series ~ Semper Paratus for Popcorn: USCG in Film History ~ March 28

Annual Campaign Contribution!

Click HERE to contribute to our Annual Campaign. Contribute $50 or more and receive a complimentary 13"x19" color print of "The Old Coast Guard Station" by artist Rick Romano, suitable for framing.

Membership & Giving - Volunteer

The Old Coast Guard Station relies on the assistance, talent and enthusiasm of volunteers to operate smoothly. Volunteers work individually or in groups, performing a variety of duties throughout the Museum.


 Museum Store Ambassador
            Provide front-line customer service to museum visitors. Welcomes visitors and promotes the museum and gift shop by sharing general and mission-oriented information. More details.

Museum Gallery Guide
            Interpret the permanent and temporary exhibits in the museum gallery. Lead visitors on a 30-minute guided tour, which greatly enhances visitors' learning and overall experience. More details.

Administrative Assistant
            Assist museum staff with data entry, public relations, marketing, website and social media management and/or grant writing.

            Assist museum staff with research and scholarly duties, and management of collections and archives database.

Education Department & Outreach Programs
            Assist museum staff with educational programs, gather and prepare supplies, help with set-up and cleanup, assist staff in facilitating educational and hands-on experiences.

Special Events & Receptions
            Help with set-up and cleanup, welcome guests and promote the museum, serve food and drink, provide information on museum and programs. * Some evenings.

            Tidying of museum grounds and building exterior.

            Interns at The Old Coast Guard Station get extensive hands-on experience and an in-depth look at the inner workings of a small history museum. Internships are individually created to meet the interest of the student and needs of the museum.

All museum volunteers are required to:

  • Speak clearly and comfortably with diverse members of the general public.
  • Develop rapport with visitors and engage in appropriate, positive, conversation.
  • Maintain a clean and professional appearance.
  • Adhere to museum guidelines and policies.

Volunteer Shifts:
The Museum is open to the public seven days a week, and volunteers are utilized at all times. Gallery Guides and Store Ambassadors are divided into shifts.**    All the "behind the scenes" volunteer positions are only available Monday-Friday during normal business hours; day and time commitment varies. A few volunteer positions are required to work an occasional evening.
**   Daily -- 10:00 am - 1:30 pm , 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
       Sunday --12 noon - 2:30 pm , 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
       You can volunteer for a regularly scheduled time or work as a substitute volunteer. 

To find out more about volunteer opportunities, call the volunteer coordinator at the museum: 757.422.1587 or send an email.

Click here for an application.



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