Volunteer Opportunities

Ambassadors – All who represent the Friends and the Battleship to the general public

Friends' Membership Desk

(Prior experience not required; training provided.)

Volunteers promote the sale/renewal of memberships. Volunteers do need to be familiar with Friends membership levels, the benefits of those levels, and procedures to facilitate members of the general public in becoming Friends members. 

Visitor Center

(Prior experience not required; training provided.)

Volunteers host guests inside the Visitor Center to provide general museum information, surveillance, and safety for museum visitors. Volunteers must be able to answer questions concerning the exhibits and be familiar with the history of all ships named North Carolina

Ship Monitor

Volunteers operate on board the ship to provide general information about the Battleship North Carolina and need to be well-versed in emergency response duties. Volunteers desiring to become ambassadors are required to successfully complete a 6-week classroom training course. Ambassadors should be able to answer general questions about the ship and the area where they are posted and may go on to certify as tour guides in the future.

Tour Guide

Tour Guides conduct scheduled tours of Battleship North Carolina as well as providing special tours to groups and organizations.  A minimum commitment of at least one weekend and two weekdays per month is requested. Volunteers desiring to become tour guides are required to successfully complete a 6-week classroom training course and practical exam before being certified as a tour guide.


How much time do I need to commit?

We ask all volunteers to commit to at least 40 hours per year. Tour Guides are asked to commit to at least one weekend day and two weekdays per month.

Will I be trained?

Yes, we have a formal training program for all positions. Tour guides must successfully complete a 6-week course 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 challenge?

We have a number of volunteer opportunities that do not require climbing ladders and can be performed by those with a physical challenge.

Contact Info

For more information about becoming a Friends of the Battleship North Carolina Volunteer

Email: info@battleshipncfriends.com