Volunteer with the Nantucket Historical Association and be part of something special! Learn more about lightship baskets, work in a friendly, welcoming environment, and help us as we preserve Nantucket’s rich history of basket making.


Help our summer visitors understand more about the baskets that are so important to our history, economy and culture. Learn while you’re surrounding yourself with beautiful contemporary and antique treasures! Training manual provided as well as on-the-job training provided. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. 3 shifts available per day, or substitute positions available.


Join our team of demonstration weavers as they introduce visitors to the craft that has become a Nantucket icon! Not only do our demonstrators show the weaving of baskets, they help create items to be auctioned to benefit the museum’s programs and exhibits. Successful weaving demonstration candidates will have prior weaving experience. 3 shifts available per day, or on a substitute basis.

For more information about any of these volunteer opportunities, please fill out a volunteer form here or contact operations@nha.org