You do NOT have to be a boating enthusiast, craftsman, educator, or fundraiser to volunteer at the Buffalo Maritime Center!

All it takes is a willingness to help. In fact, many of our volunteers come to us out of curiosity, and find a meaningful way to contribute. We will train you, if needed. We will mentor you. We will appreciate you! All we ask for is a bit of your time, and an interest in making a difference.

If you are interested in volunteering specifically on the Erie Canal Packet Boat Project, Seneca Chief, do not fill out the form below. Instead, please CLICK HERE to fill out our Packet Boat Volunteer Questionnaire!

There are many  other ways to volunteer at the Buffalo Maritime Center, including but not limited to:

  • boat building projects
  • mentoring in our Hand-to-Hand Student Boatbuilding Program
  • building renovation
  • machine shop
  • maintenance
  • our collection and archives
  • event planning
  • fundraising

Fill out the form below and we will get in touch with you about volunteer opportunities: