Volunteer during the Sailing Season

Crew Internships

Join the crew for one month or longer during the sailing season. These volunteer positions include room and board on Adventuress. Interns become active members of the crew. On-the-job training is provided and interns will take part in all aspects of programming, gaining valuable experience in environmental and marine science education, as well as sailing and vessel operations. Specific duties will include teaching, sailing, ship maintenance, assisting in the galley, and more.

Interns must be over 18 years old, have an interest in and desire to teach program areas of ecology, environmental awareness, and sailing; live in a close shipboard environment; take part in all aspects of operating the vessel; and work with youth and adults in promoting Sound Experience's mission. Please visit the Join our Crew page for more information , or e-mail Amy at amy@soundexp.org

Shore Support

We're always looking for shore support! If you're interested in helping at fundraising events, in the Sound Experience booth at Festivals, or with filing, data entry, and other tasks in the Sound Experience office (located in Port Townsend), please contact Susan at susan@soundexp.org.

Volunteer in Winter

Each year, November through March and sometimes into April, our staff, crew, and incredible community of volunteers dedicate themselves to preparing Adventuress for another year of service.
Join us for a Winter Work Weekend in 2019!
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'll find a job for you—we promise.

Lunch and snacks will be provided both days. Because of the ongoing Capstone Deck Restoration project this winter, we are unable to house volunteers on the ship. There are some Adventuress community members in Port Townsend who may have warm beds to offer a limited number of volunteers. If you are interested, please reach out to the Volunteer Coordinator. We cannot guarantee housing for the work weekend.

2019 Winter Work Weekend Schedule

  • March 9 - 10

  • Winter work weekends are a wonderful way to get to know the ship and the Sound Experience community that keeps her sailing, and we hope to see you there!

    You can sign up for our upcoming February 2019 winter work weekend here: FEBRUARY 17th WORK DAY SIGN-UP.

    Please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Sam, with any queries at volunteer@soundexp.org.
    Donate an item from our wish list
    Looking to downsize your tool collection or want to purchase a gift for Adventuress? Then take a look at the wish list below! Please contact susan@soundexp.org. if you are able to donate any of these items. You can also take a look at our wish list on Amazon.

    In addition to the items on the list, we're always looking for more rags.

    Wish List

    • 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 1/2” by 64ths
    • Drill spade/paddle bit set: 1/4” 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
    Group Volunteer Opportunities
    Is your company looking for community service & team building opportunities in the Puget Sound region? Your organization can join us for a day or weekend to help with essential winter projects like block restoration, varnishing deck furniture, or tarring the rigging! Learn more about the Sound Experience community and tour the ship as she undergoes the final phase of her Centennial Restoration, the Capstone deck restoration project. Contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@soundexp.org. for more information and to set up a volunteer day for your organization!

    Join our Leadership Team

    Board of Directors and Adventuress committees
    Sound Experience is guided by a Board of Directors dedicated to building an effective, sustainable, and lasting organization that sails the schooner Adventuress to make a difference for the future of our marine environment. Additionally, the following board-led committees (some including non board members) move forward key areas of governance: Executive Committee, Education Committee, Ship's Committee, and Marketing Committee. To find out more, visit our page on Leadership Opportunities.