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Volunteer - Winter Maintenance

Adventuress will be in Port Townsend November 1 through early March of this winter. The ship will conclude its bi-annual haulout as well as lay dockside in Boat Haven and/or Point Hudson. This winter will be a combination of routine winter maintenance of the ship and systems, and will include delivery of dockside programming for students (K-12) participating in maintenance projects and maritime-based education.

Day-Long and Winter-Long Volunteer Positions

Sound Experience is seeking several enthusiastic and hard-working Volunteer Crew for the Winter Season. Volunteers will report to the Mate to support the accomplishment of winter maintenance goals and may help facilitate dockside education programs. Select volunteers may work for all or part of the winter season.

Start Date: November 1, 2015

End Date: February 26, 2016

Compensation: Shipboard room and board only

Please email a Winter Volunteer Application and Resume to Port Captain Korie Griffith at Electronic submissions preferred. Printed applications can be mailed to:

Sound Experience
ATTN: Korie Griffith 
PO Box 1390 
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Winter Work Weekends

Once each month, we call on volunteers to join us for a weekend of boat work: sanding, varnishing, scrubbing, painting, and helping with all sorts of projects, from mechanical and electrical to woodworking and rigging. We welcome folks of any and all abilities—we'll find a job for you.

Want to try out your vegetarian cooking skills in the galley? Give it a shot in our supportive atmosphere. Plan for one or two meals during a winter work weekend. Good food makes a happy and productive crew!

Work Weekend Dates:

  • Nov 14-15 (hauled out at Haven Boatworks, Boat Haven)
  • Dec 5-6 (either Boat Haven or Pt Hudson)
  • Jan 16-18 (includes MLK Jr Service Day; either Boat Haven or Pt Hudson)
  • February 20-21

If you'd like to be added to our Winter Work Weekend email list, please email Port Captain Korie Griffith at for the day or the whole weekend!

Please RSVP if you are planning to join us for a Work Weekend and if you need a bunk. We need a head count for meals and bunk space is limited this year due to the winter projects.

We hope to see you aboard soon!


Wish List

If you are able to bring rags and paint containers (clean yogurt containers, tin cans, etc.), that would be very helpful!