Join the Crew!

The gundalow Piscataqua provides a unique platform for educating youth and adults, celebrating our rivers, and raising awareness of our unique maritime heritage. Our outreach is successful thanks to enthusiastic volunteers who teach, interpret, and promote our mission, as well as serving as deckhands to maintain and sail the boat.


Why Should I Volunteer for the Gundalow Company?

By becoming a Gundalow volunteer, you join over 140 community members who are helping protect the marine environment and maritime heritage of the Piscataqua Region by donating their skills, energy and time.  Our program takes over 2,000 students and over 6,000 members of the public out on the water each year and we couldn’t do it without our volunteers.  We provide each volunteer with training and support as well as host many social and educational events for volunteers throughout the year.

How Do I Become a Volunteer?

To learn more about becoming a volunteer, please submit your information here or download and submit a volunteer application, or email Gretchen for more information about crew opportunities.

See Spring Training Dates for 2017


Assist the crew and captain onboard the Gundalow before, during and after sails

Help with projects onboard the Gundalow as needed

Handle lines and assist crew and captain with vessel operations


Learn how to respond to emergency situations onboard



Potential projects include:

Collecting data throughout the year as part of our citizen science monitoring projects

Helping organize and run clean up events

Spreading the ‘action’ message of our mission



Assist professional crew during onboard education programs and public sails

Teach during our shore side education programs or in the classroom

Volunteer as educators during our summer camp programs



Help with projects onboard the Gundalow as needed,especially during uprig, downrig, and annual haul-out

Help remove the cover at the start of the season and cover the boat at the end of the season

Assist with additional maintenance projectson the docks and small boats as needed


Office and Marketing

Assist in the office as needed for data entry and office assistance tasks

Help with marketing by distributing flyers around the seacoast area

Help to table during festivals and fairs



  • Training

  • Community

  • Continuing Education

  • End of Year Celebration

  • 2 Free Sail Passes

  • T-shirt

  • Special Membership rate

Contact Us

Gundalow Company
60 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 433-9505
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