Be active in the community and meet people from all over the world. Be part of history as you tell it and learn the fascinating stories of Britannia and guide visitors around the shipyard. Our volunteers are our heart and soul!
Learn about your amazing local history. Be close to nature on this stunning historic waterfront site. Best of all, take advantage of very special volunteer privileges while having fun and making friends.
If you have any questions or need assistance signing up for a volunteer opportunity listed below, contact Lynsey at 604-238-8037 or email@example.com
Special Event Volunteers
The 15th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival takes place on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29. Held at Britannia Shipyards, this unique event celebrates Richmond's maritime heritage. As volunteers, you contribute greatly to the success and enjoyment of this festival. We will have many different positions to choose from including Artist Assistant, Information Booth, Performer Assistant, Kids Activity Assistant and Dock Safety. There's something for everyone so sign up with some friends and spread the word about this great summer event! We look forward to having you join our crew. If interested, please fill out the last two pages of this RMF Volunteer Information Package and return to us asap. Then, sign up for a training session here.
Heritage Greeter Volunteers
Come and join us for a fun, interactive training session and learn what it takes to be a Volunteer Heritage Greeter! We'll tell you more about volunteering at Britannia and we'll do a fun activity to learn more about the site. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Open to ages 15+. Regular Heritage Greeter shifts are available 7 days a week, 10:15 am-1:30 pm and 1:30-5:00 pm (although we are very flexible with these start/end times). Our next Volunteer Heritage Greeter Training sessions (choose one only) will take place on:
Wednesday August 1 4:00-5:00pm
Saturday, August 25, 11:00 am-12:00 pm in the Chinese Bunkhouse
Sign up here.
We will be hosting summer day camps July 16-20 and August 13-17. We are looking for volunteers to help the day camp facilitator working with students. Shifts run 8:30 am-3:30 pm Monday-Friday.
If you are interested in working with children and assisting in educational programs, come and join us and have fun!
Please sign up for shifts you are able to fulfill. Interested volunteers need to commit to the full week during the summer day camps.
Volunteers must be at least 15 years old. Once you sign up, you will be contacted to complete a Police Information Check (a standard for all volunteers). Sign up here.
Walk Britannia's Historic Docks
Spend some time with us and welcome visitors to our Shipyard building and our dock, where visitors can view historic vessels and enjoy scenic waterfront views. This position may be working inside the Shipyard building, or outside on the dock. Volunteers will be trained in Dock Safety. Must be at least 18 years old.
Sign up here.
ARTCi is looking for people who are interested in volunteering alongside our professional artists at various events between now and November at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site. This is a great way to express your inner artist and add to your own professional portfolio. We are looking for three streams of volunteers:
1. ARTCi is looking for people interested in painting and visual art. Volunteers will assist our professional visual artists in adding to the scroll and in engaging the public at various community events. They will be encouraged to add to the scroll themselves and engage in a new visual art medium that they can photograph and put in their portfolios.
2. ARTCi is looking for people interested in taking photos and in making videos. Volunteers will assist our professional media artists in taking photos, working on videos and on set and helping with permissions forms at events.
Find and sign up for ARTCi volunteer opportunities here.