Volunteering is good for you – so is an ocean view!

Where can you experience 500 years of maritime history and meet people from all over the world? Right here at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard.

Enliven maritime history for visitors as a volunteer docent: bring to life famous ships and sea battles; speak of whalers and whaling ships, Chinese junks, and English privateers. By joining the CIMM community of volunteers, you may also participate in special events, school education programs, and other opportunities to utilize your talents.

From greeting guests to helping school groups discover the Maritime world, there are many important ways in which volunteers contribute to making the Museum experience a great one. We appreciate your interest and look forward to sharing with you all that the Channel Islands Maritime Museum has to offer!

The Museum conducts frequent training classes. In just a few short weeks you could be a part of making history live, having fun, and doing something that benefits your well-being and contributes to your community. Support Museum programs and activities by donating your time and talents, enjoy enriching meetings with guest speakers, and engage in opportunities to meet other volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and cultural experiences.

To find out more, please, call the museum at 805-984-6260, or fill out the form below.



Volunteers greet every guest coming into the Museum and are responsible for initiating an enjoyable visit, taking in entrance fees, signing up memberships, and support the sales of the Museum store. Hands-on training is provided. 

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is currently seeking volunteers for its admission and museum store desk.

Duties include:

Greeting and welcoming museum visitors and directing them to sign in.
Handling all admissions and museum store (BlueFin Gifts) transactions through the museum point of sale system.
Answering the telephone.
Administrative support.
Helping to refill store stock.
Helping to receive and tag incoming merchandise.
Working the desk at special museum events approx. 5 to 6 times per year.

Multiple days/shifts are available. 

Please call 805.984.6260 or email office@cimmvc.org if you are interested in volunteering for this position.



Volunteers are available to guide our guests through the Museum, describing the world-class art and ship models in our collection; providing a general introduction to the Museum’s mission, history and collection; and interpreting current exhibitions for visitors of all ages.


Volunteers interact with small groups of students to introduce them to various aspects of Maritime life through our art and ship model collections


Volunteers assist in a variety of ways at Museum exhibition opening receptions and exhibition-related programs.



3900 Bluefin Circle
Oxnard CA 93035

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