Skipjack Nathan Volunteer Opportunities

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Plan to attend one of our upcoming in-person volunteer sessions. In person sessions is on Saturday, March 18 at 9:00 am at the Dorchester County Historical Society 1003 Greenway Drive Cambridge, Maryland. Please register by email or call 410-228-7141.

The Dorchester Skipjack Committee owns the skipjack Nathan of Dorchester, a U.S. Coast Guard certified passenger carrying vessel located in Cambridge, Maryland. This is a dynamic, all volunteer organization which has maintained and sailed the Nathan for over 29 years. The Nathan shares maritime history of the Chesapeake Bay along with oyster ecology with over 1,200 passengers a year. Visitors of all ages, from all over the world, spend up to two hours sailing on the beautiful Choptank River on the youngest of the skipjack in the fleet.
Volunteers interested in becoming sail crew receive extensive training with experienced red shirt crew on the Nathan. Much of it is one-on-one training. No prior sailing experience is necessary. Crew also receives CPR/BLS and boaters safety certifications. The process can be fun as new skills develop and lifetime friendships.
Maybe being a sail crew is not for you but individuals can learn to be docents and share the history of our maritime community. Others may help with reservations and greet visitors before their trip. Other volunteer activities are maintenance, marketing, fundraising, and technology management.
The secret to a great organization is GREAT volunteers! If you are looking for a way to become involved in a great organization, become part of the Dorchester Skipjack Committee. It is a diverse, friendly group of people and it might just be for YOU!!!

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