Fireboat museum in Greenport seeks volunteers, donations

04/29/2014 6:00 AM |
The fireboat Fire Fighter, when it was docked at Mitchell Park Marina in Greenport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

The fireboat Fire Fighter, when it was docked at Mitchell Park Marina in Greenport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

The nonprofit floating museum Fire Fighter is looking for skilled and unskilled volunteers, who would be trained to help out as needed.

Tasks would include chipping, sanding and removing paint from the vessel as well as painting. Administrative tasks include fundraising, website help, marketing and writing and researching grants.

The organization also seeks tour guides or docents to allow the rest of the volunteer force to get to the task of restoring the boat. Licensed marine engineers and captains are encourage to donate their time, as are welders, electrical engineers and marine electricians.

An accountant and professional fundraiser or special events person are also needed.

Those wanting to donate their expertise can do so directly at the boat or via the website, fireboatfirefighter.org.