Share the Pride. Become a Member of Our Volunteer Crew.

Volunteering aboard the Battleship New Jersey is a unique opportunity.  Volunteers can work with veterans and youth groups, participate in certain events, attend specialized lectures and tours. You’ll work with men and women who share a common interest in learning, studying, and teaching our nation’s naval history as well as preserving the world’s most decorated battleship.  Volunteers also gain access to the ship’s private library with over a thousand books, manuscripts, charts, historical records, artifacts, and memorabilia.

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available including lecturer, librarian, historical researcher, restoration specialist, maintenance, radio club, clerical support, or stationed tour guide.

Eligibility: Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All volunteers must complete an interview process,  an onboard training program and follow safety and procedures outlined by the Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial.

To become a volunteer, contact the Office of Volunteer Affairs by emailing

Please provide contact information with your interests, experience, special skills and availability in the email.


Office of Volunteer Affairs:

Richard Thrash

Mike Chase


Check out our YouTube video below from Thanksgiving 2020 about volunteers.



New Volunteer Portal

Registered volunteers may now access our volunteer portal. Please contact Rich Thrash for more information and access.