At Maine’s First Ship, almost all of our work is done by volunteers. We need people with many different skills, and of all ages to augment the work of the board and our part-time administrator.

To volunteer, email mfs@mfship.org


Most of the construction work on Virginia is done but we still need people with construction skills on the ship and the freight shed. We take people with any skill level. We have lots of jobs to do.


Tell the stories of Virginia and the Popham Colony to visitors. Meet people from around the world, and you also get to sell books and hats.


Create educational material for children and adults. Give a talk. Lend a hand. You will learn a lot as well.

Sewing and Knitting

How are you at 17th century costuming? This is a work from home job.


Good at photography? Graphic design? Web site administration? Social media? We need you.

General Help

Help in the office, help in the freight shed, help with events. Even better if you don't mind cleaning.


Experience in grant writing? Connections that may support or collaborate with us? Help connect Virginia to needed resources.

Board of Directors

If you want to really get involved, join the board of directors. Don't expect this is be a small job.