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Full Speed Ahead 2025

In 2021, we adopted Full Speed Ahead 2025, a dynamic strategic action plan designed to enhance our services to deserving seafarers and TO create maritime awareness and involvement opportunities for our community members.

Full Speed Ahead 2025 includes a series of new programs and special events that will educate the community about the importance of the maritime industry to our daily lives.  These programs will also invite the community to engage in reflective, artistic and physical activities along the beautiful shoreline.

Finally, these programs will create a vibrant, welcoming and hospitable environment into which visiting seafarers enter to experience the richness and diversity of the Bay area culture.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Program and Events Committee to assist with the delivery of our program agenda for the year. 

  • Driver-Hosts to transport seafarers to various destinations throughout the Bay Area.

    • Must be at least 25 yrs old

    • TWIC preferred [not required]

  • Shore to Ship Package Delivery:  Deliver packages from IMC to ships at Port Terminals

    • TWIC required [IMC will pay for TWIC]

All individuals wishing to serve in volunteer roles that interface with seafarers must have a valid CA driver license with a clean driving record and must be fully vaccinated (all doses of a CDC-approved vaccine, plus booster(s)).

Helping Hands

Program and Events Committee

Seafarers Ministry of the Golden Gate at the International Maritime Center welcomes interested, enthusiastic and experienced volunteers to serve on our 2022 Program and Events Committee.  


The Program and Events Committee is a key partner is helping SMGG leadership to spread the spirit of hospitality, hope and harmony to the seafarers that come to our ports, and to do the same with neighbors of our wonderful Bay Area Community. 

We have immediate needs and opportunities for volunteers to assist with the following events and activities:


    • Passing through the Waters:  The Maritime History of African Americans, 
      April 27 – May 1, 2022

    • Making Waves:  The HerStory of Women in Maritime, May 18, 2022


  • SEA VESPERS, May 22, 2022


We are seeking and welcome a variety of skills, talents and interests, including:    

  • Event Development & Pre-Event Logistics

  • Solicitation of sponsors

  • Marketing

  • Volunteer recruitment

  • Event day management

  • Exhibit Selection

  • Preparation and display [including research]

For more information and additional involvement opportunities, please contact

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