The volunteers are the friendly face in a strange place who make the seafarers feel more at home. Our volunteers visit the ships, drive our vans, and staff our two centers, interacting with seafarers and port workers to be the hands of God when and where needed.
The best training is always on-the-job, and we'll pair you with seasoned volunteers to start. There's also a full orientation program for all newcomers. And we offer quarterly volunteer trainings on special topics, such as communications skills, foreign cultures, port safety and security and crew visiting. We work with you to obtain the necessary credentials to come and go on the Port. All our training is designed to assist you to better assist the seafarers.
For information on becoming a volunteer, contact Peter Boyton at 912-267-0631.
Annual Board-Sponsored, Volunteer Appreciation, Low-Country-Boil
May 22, 2021
Become a Volunteer...
If you feel called to share your time with seafarers who are far from home, you can become one of our nearly 100 volunteers. As a volunteer, you can do ship tours, ground tours for mariners, medical aid, store assistance, and help with administrative duties and special events.
Next Volunteer Training: TBD
Our parties are great, with fantastic food and fellowship. Throwing a party in recognition of the wonderful work you are doing is, we believe, the least we can do.
Photos to the left are from our most recent
volunteer get-together. At this event, our volunteers enjoyed a great low-country-boil and received certificates of recognition for their many years of outstanding service to the International Seafarers' Center and our seafaring friends.