Friends' Membership Desk
Volunteers promote the sale/renewal of memberships. No experience required. Volunteers need to be very familiar with Friends membership levels, the benefits of those levels, and procedures to facilitate members of the general public becoming Friends members.
Volunteers host museum visitors inside the exhibit hall and provide general museum information, surveillance and safety for museum visitors. No experience required. Volunteers must be able to answer questions concerning the exhibits and be familiar with the history of all ships named USS North Carolina.
Volunteers operate on board the ship and provide general information about the Battleship North Carolina. No experience required. Volunteers need to be well versed in emergency response duties and able to answer general questions about the ship BB55. They are not tour guides necessarily (although they may also be qualified tour guides) but should be familiar enough to answer general questions about the ship and the area where they are posted on the ship.
Tour Guides perform tours of the ship on a scheduled basis as well as special tours to groups and organizations. A minimum commitment of one weekend day per month is required. Training will be provided and tour guides are expected to do additional research to enhance their knowledge of the history of BB55 and all ships named USS North Carolina. There is a required 6 week classroom training course each candidate must pass in order to be a certified tour guide
How many hours do I need to commit to? We ask that all volunteers commit to 40 hours per year. Tour Guides are expected to commit to a minimum of 4 hours per month.
Will I be trained? Yes, we have a formal training program for all positions. Tour guides must take an 8 hour classroom class as well as pass a written and practical exam.
Do I need a uniform? All volunteers receive a volunteer vest and name badge.
What if I can't climb up and down ladders or have some other physical disability? We have a number of volunteer opportunities that do not require climbing ladders and can be performed with those with a physical disability.
For more information about becoming a Friends of the Battleship North Carolina Volunteer