Accepted applicants are required to provide thirty (30) hours of community service per each spring and fall semester in order to fulfill this component of the graduation requirements. At Northeast Maritime Institute, we “Honor the Mariner” and will teach our students to honor their communities by giving back some of their own time integrity and pride.
All community service documentation must be submitted for each semester during the duration of the program to the Director of the Nautical Science Department. Any student not completing these requirements may file an extension to complete community service. This will only be accepted in extreme circumstances and degrees will be held until requirement is fulfilled.
There are many volunteer opportunities. You might:
- Welcome visitors
- Staff the reception area and gift shop
- Assist with educational programs
- Conduct research
- Help with special events
If you work or worked in the fishing industry or are part of a fishing family, we hope you will share your industry skills and knowledge with visitors. You could:
- Lead walking tours of the working waterfront
- Demonstrate industry skills (net mending, rigging, knot tying, etc.)
- Demonstrate maritime crafts (model making, marlinspike artistry, etc.)
- Talk with school groups or the public about your work and life
Volunteers are needed during Center operating hours (Thursday – Sunday 10am – 4pm) and for occasional evening programs and special events.
Volunteer hours are flexible and can be scheduled according to your availability and particular area of interest. We are also looking for those who are able to make a weekly commitment of 2 hours.
For more information please email the Center at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (508) 993-8894.