Volunteer for CRAB

CRAB  is always looking for dependable, energetic and compassionate people to work as volunteers.  We require a seasonal commitment from April to October in our volunteer program, with flexibility for weekday and weekend volunteers.  CRAB is unable to sign-off on school or court-mandated community service hours. 

NEW THIS YEAR! All volunteers must undergo a simple background check before working for CRAB.  You also must be 18 years old to volunteer. If you have previously volunteered for CRAB and want to volunteer in 2017, please contact sarah@crabsailing.org to get information and start the background check process.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form.

CRAB is seeking volunteers in the following areas:


Working with our Fleet Managers, experienced CRAB skippers take guests sailing on our fleet of Freedom 20's and Capri 22's.  Skipper's should have substantial small sailboat experience and will be asked to sail as crew before taking the helm and being fully trained and checked out by the Fleet Managers.


Working with our Fleet Managers, CRAB crew volunteers assist the skipper when taking guests sailing and racing in regattas.   This can include assisting our disabled guests boarding boats, handling the sails, or guiding our guests to and from the boats.

Dockside Assistance

Working with our Volunteer Coordinator, CRAB dock assistants provide assistance to guests with their life jackets and getting water prior to going to the boats.  Also, assistants ensure that every guest signs a waiver and any special requests or needs are accommodated before sailing.

Special Event Staffing

Throughout the year, CRAB hosts regattas, sailing clinics and sailing camps.  Our volunteers assist with set-up, registration, sale of tickets, clean-up and miscellaneous activities associated with a successful event.  These events can range in size from 16 to 500 people throughout the summer.

If you have office, administrative, or IT skills that you would like to share with CRAB, please feel free to notify Staff of your interest and capabilities.


177 Defense Highway, Suite 9
Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 266-5722


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