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Welcome Friends!


Seafarers Ministry of the Golden Gate [SMGG] is a maritime welfare organization affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA.  Our purpose is to provide for the welfare of merchant seafarers through spiritual care and emotional support, hospitality and advocacy for their justice needs.  

The SMGG and its partners are hard at work helping seafarers and launching programs to bring our local and maritime communities together, but there's always more to be done! 

News and Updates!

We are happy to announce two positions where you can personally help us in our mission of maritime welfare. If you would like to make a difference for sailors and our Bay Area community, fill out the volunteer application at the bottom of the "Get Involved" page indicating what positions you're interested in and send it to

Currently we need,


1 — Van Drivers: Our drivers act as ambassadors for the Bay taking sailors to local cultural sites, shops, and restaurants to ensure they feel at home here. Since you will be using IMC vehicles you must be at least 25 years old with a CA drivers license and a clean driving record. The IMC is able to provide vans and coordinate with sailors; we just need volunteers who are passionate and available to help. 


2 - Program Project Assistants: We have lots of events in the works both for sailors and for our more local community. As a Program Project assistant you can help plan, promote, and prepare upcoming programs and events. Past events include things like Christmas at Sea and you can check out our upcoming work at


We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Upcoming and Past Events

  • CULTURE CURRENTS™ | Passing Through the Waters:  The Maritime History of African Americans
    April 27, 2022 - May 3, 2022
    Online Program
  • CULTURE CURRENTS™ | Making Waves: The HerStory Women in Maritime
    May 18, 2022
    Online Program
  • National Maritime Day
    May 22, 2022
    International Maritime Center
    May 22, 2022
    International Maritime Center, 4001 7th St, Oakland, CA 94607, USA
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