Lots of fun for a great cause!

For the GCBSR to support its educational programs and Chesapeake Bay partners to the fullest, we rely on a strong community of volunteers before, during, and after the Schooner Race.

If you love traditional boats, and schooners in particular, you’ll love being a part of this! There is much to do before, during, and after the race—both virtually and on-site.

We welcome your skills and enthusiasm!

Volunteer Opportunities

In Baltimore

Volunteer opportunities for the start of the race in Baltimore include:

  • Welcome the schooners. By treating them to our Charm City hospitality, we will keep them coming back for the GCBSR for years to come.
  • Docking assistance as the schooners arrive.
  • Liaison with and hospitality for schooners and racers.
  • Assistance with dockside educational program.
  • Assistance with the All Hands Party

The All Hands Party is a private party for captains and crews. Volunteering is your ticket to this fun event!

If you would like to volunteer in Baltimore, please contact  volunteermaryland@gcbsr.org.

In Norfolk

Volunteer opportunities for the end of the race in Norfolk include:

  • Docking assistance as the schooners arrive.
  • Assistance with our educational programs.
  • Assistance with the Awards Ceremony and Pig Roast. Volunteering is your ticket to this fun event!

If you would like to volunteer in Norfolk, please contact virginia@schoonerrace.org.

Year-round

The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race is truly a labor of love and a year-round effort. If you’d like to get more involved, please contact race@gcbsr.org.