Volunteer

During an evening cruise, a crew of teachers haul on the main sheet to set the sail on the gundalow "Piscataqua" on the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, NH. The Gundalow Company, Portsmouth, NH. Photograph by Ralph Morang

During an evening cruise, a crew of teachers haul on the main sheet to set the sail on the gundalow “Piscataqua” on the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, NH. Photograph by Ralph Morang

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.  Please see the specific volunteer roles  detailed below.

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

Deckhands

  • Convey the Gundalow mission and message to the public

  • 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

Maintenance

  • Convey the Gundalow mission and message to the public

  • 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

Educator

  • Convey the Gundalow mission and message to the public

  • 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

Office and Marketing

  • Convey the Gundalow mission and message to the public

  • 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

Stewards

  • Convey the Gundalow mission and message to the public

  • 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

Board or Committee Members

  • Convey the Gundalow mission and message to the public

  • Attend meetings and work with Gundalow Company staff and crew

 

PERKS

  • 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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