We hope that when you spend time with us you are giving back to the community and building a skill set that will serve you future endeavors. Each Associate role has a job description and resume information to correspond in aiding those who wish to use their time at MGS for strategic skill building.


Marine Gift Shop Volunteer Eligibility

  • Have SOFA status in Okinawa to be eligible to volunteer or work at the MGS
  • Attend a Volunteer Orientation training with staff or designated volunteer
  • Attend volunteer meetings whenever possible
  • Must desire to HAVE FUN!

Volunteer Coordinator Associate

Desired Qualifications 

  1. Meet all the requirements of a Volunteer at the Marine Gift Shop.
  2. Ability to supervise volunteers.
  3. Be proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Publisher) and be willing to learn additional applications as needed.

MGS Stockroom Associate 

Desired Qualifications 

  1. Meet all the requirements of a Volunteer at the Marine Gift Shop.
  2. Ability to supervise volunteers.
  3. Excel and retail formula experience preferred.

Decorator Associate

Desired Qualifications 

  1. Meet all the requirements of a Volunteer at the Marine Gift Shop.
  2. Ability to supervise volunteers.
  3. Have knowledge of retail merchandising.
  4. Experience with or a desire to learn about interior design and/or decorating.

Administrative Associate

Desired Qualifications 

  1. Meet all the requirements of a Volunteer at the Marine Gift Shop.
  2. Ability to supervise volunteers.
  3. Familiarity or ability to learn Microsoft (Excel, Word and Office).

Marketing Associate

Desired Qualifications 

  1. Meet all the requirements of a Volunteer at the Marine Gift Shop.
  2. Ability to supervise volunteers.
  3. Experience with website maintenance, photography and social media management preferred.
  4. Familiarity or ability to learn Canva, Mailchimp, later.com and other marketing tools as needed.