The volunteers of Mystic Seaport are an integral part of the Museum’s daily operations. Their contributions enhance the visitor’s experience and help the Museum achieve its goals. If you have time or talent you would like to share, we encourage you to join us.
Mystic Seaport volunteers give their time and talent to many Museum departments, including: Administration, Advancement, Archives, Boathouse, Brilliant program, Children’s Museum, Curatorial, Education, Exhibitions, Facilities Management, Film and Video, Gardens, Interpretation, Library, Maritime Art Gallery, Marketing and Communications, Membership, Photo Services, Planetarium, Publications, Rosenfeld Collection, Ships Plans, Shipyard, and Visitor Services.
Additionally, as extraordinary supporters and advocates for the Museum’s mission, members of the the PILOTS program participate in an assortment of on-grounds projects ranging from thought provoking research to challenging active work.
Volunteer of the Year Award
The William C. Noyes Volunteer of the Year Award is given annually to one deserving Mystic Seaport volunteer. The award was established in 1998 through the generosity of Noyes’ widow, Bettye, and donations received in Bill’s Memory. Bill Noyes volunteered close to 6,000 hours between 1983-1987. The award is presented to a Museum volunteer who best personifies Noyes’ example and the ‘true spirit’ of a Mystic Seaport volunteer.