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Sailor's Prayer


Become a Volunteer for the Chicago Maritime Festival!

Volunteers are the backbone (or keel) of the Chicago Maritime Festival. They come from all walks of life and include sailors, divers, historians, bankers, boaters, accountants, students, and professionals both inside and outside the maritime community.  Everyone in Illinois and the Great Lakes rely on our waterways.  Those waterways are part of our common heritage and shape our everyday lives. Help us to spread the word!  Become part of our crew!

We need crew to:

Get the word out through pre-festival marketing

 • Circulate brochures, flyers, and posters

 • Invite friends and family inside and outside the maritime community to enjoy the festival by word of mouth, e-mail, and social media

Lend a hand at the festival

 • Set up and close the exhibit area

 • Set up and close the performance area

 • Welcome people to the festival

 • Take tickets

 • Monitor presentations

 • Help with hospitality

 • Assistance with hosting out of town visitors

Assist with festival related activities year round

To sign on contact Ellen Reeve at