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Volunteer - Winter Maintenance

Adventuress will be in Port Townsend for her Winter Maintenance Season from November 1 through mid-March. The ship will lay dockside (no haulout this winter) and will be undergoing routine maintenance. We will also be working with students in the Maritime Studies program at the local high school and with the Puget Sound Voyagers.

We will be located in Point Hudson Marina and we are excited to once again partner with the Port of Port Townsend to make this possible. We also want to thank the Northwest Maritime Center for providing workbench space for building new blocks for our rig.

Day-Long and Winter-Long Volunteer Positions

Sound Experience is seeking enthusiastic, hard-working volunteers to help with all types of maintenance and special projects. Whether you're interested in living aboard and gaining maintenance experience under the guidance of the Winter Mate, you're a local who wants to have a project of your own, or you'd like to participate in one of our monthly Winter Work Weekends, we have projects for most skill levels and availability. Work Weekend are listed below. Please contact Port Captain Korie Griffith if you are interested in helping this winter.

Start Date: November 1, 2016

End Date: Mid-March, 2017 (Date TBD)

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:

  • November 19-20
  • December 10-11
  • January 14-16 (over the MLK Day of Service)
  • February 25-26

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.

We hope to see you aboard soon!

Wish List

Looking to downsize your tool collection or want to purchase a gift for Adventuress? Here is a list of tools that we need. Please contact Port Captain Korie if you are able to donate any of these items. Thanks!

In addition, we're always looking for more rags and paint containers (clean yogurt containers, tin cans, etc).

  • 4 – Cordless Drills, 18-volt, DeWalt preferred so batteries and charging systems are compatible
  • Cordless Drill/Saw Combo Kit, 18-volt, DeWalt preferred so batteries and charging systems are compatible (for damage control kit)
  • 6’ Ladder
  • 8’ Ladder
  • Step Ladder
  • Drill twist bit set: 1/16” to ½” by 64ths
  • Drill spade/paddle bit set: ¼” to 1” by 16ths
  • Forstner Drill bit set
  • Fuller tapered drill bit set
  • Hole saw set
  • Block plane, low-angle
  • Spokeshave
  • Diamond Sharpening Plates
  • Marples Blue Chip Chisel Set
  • 4 – Quick Clamps with 18” spreader capacity
  • Heavy Duty Workbench Vise
  • Food Processor for Galley