Get Involved: Become a MAC Volunteer

Get involved at MAC!

Volunteering at MAC allows you to meet new people and make a contribution in helping the Cape May region thrive.

Whether giving out information at our festivals, offering skills as a volunteer in our offices, or taking tickets at our Music Festival or other events, your time and talent have a huge impact in helping carry out our preservation, interpretation and cultural enrichment missions!

If you are already a MAC volunteer and would like to sign up for some of our 2019 events, CLICK HERE to email

Volunteer Program Manager, Ayeshah Dickerson

 adickerson@capemaymac.org

609-224-6029

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS


Besides getting the chance to use your talents for a worthy organization, volunteers enjoy many benefits, such as:

 

  • 10% Discount at MAC Museum Shops

  • 10% Discount at the Carriage House Cafe & Tearoom

  • Invitation to exhibit openings and lectures

  • Volunteer Recognition Reception and Awards

Those who achieve Platinum (150 hours or more) Gold (100 to 149 hours) or Silver Awards (50 hours to 99 hours) receive free admission to a variety of tours, including Crafts & Collectibles Shows and the Cape May Music Festival Concerts.

JANUARY 2019

Rosalie Gallagher

Rosalie Gallagher, of Cape May Beach, N.J., is the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Volunteer of the Month for January 2019. MAC Visitor Services Associate Sue Evangelista nominated Gallagher for the honor, to recognize her for her steadfast volunteering during MAC’s Family Fun Days at the Cape May Lighthouse. Gallagher gives her free time to help out at these events and loves every minute. 

APRIL 2019

Carmen Alessi

Carmen Alessi, of Cape May Beach in Lower Township, N.J., is the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Volunteer of the Month for April 2019. MAC Director of External Affairs Eliza Lotozo nominated Alessi for the honor, because of her volunteer work translating and then recording audio for the Spanish language version of MAC’s Self-guided Audio Tour of the Physick Estate. Now retired, Alessi taught Spanish at Sea Isle City Public School for six years and at Lower Cape May Regional School District for over 18 years. Alessi is an active volunteer with her church, spends time with her family, and keeps a small business with two former colleagues.

JULY 2019

Photography Club of Cape May

MAC Chief Outreach Officer Mary Stewart nominated the club for its contribution to MAC’s Carroll Gallery Spring Exhibit, “The Iconic Cape May Lighthouse: From the Pages of ‘The First Resort’.” More than 40 works featuring the Cape May Lighthouse from 19 participating photographers of the club are on display as part of this exhibit.  Shown here, at the Cape May Lighthouse at Cape May Point State Park, Lower Township, are members of the club, from left: Robert Finlay, Richard Ozmore, Dottie Rogers, Jim Brennan, Jimm Ross and Eloise Boccella.

FEBRUARY 2019

Wendy Collins

Wendy Collins, of Cape May, N.J., innkeeper and co-owner of The Mission Inn, is the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Volunteer of the Month for February 2019. MAC Director Michael Zuckerman nominated her for the honor to recognize her extensive assistance improving MAC’s website. Drawing on her 25-plus years working in technology, digital content and online marketing, Wendy devoted some 40 hours to developing a 40-page blueprint for improving the MAC website. 

MAY 2019

Army Grounds Forces Assoc.

From left, Joel Gonzalez, Col. Shawn Welch and Paul Cusano, members of the Army Grounds Forces Association based at Sandy Hook Lighthouse, Fort Hancock, N.J., traveled to Cape May and met with Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Registrar Ben Ridings at the World War II Lookout Tower (Fire Control Tower No. 23), Sunset Boulevard in Lower Township, N.J., on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The three gentlemen spent the morning installing a World War II, EE-91 telephone on the first floor of the tower, and connecting it with a historic telephone previously installed on the top (sixth) floor of the tower. They are the MAC Volunteers of the Month for May, nominated for the honor by MAC Registrar Ben Ridings.

AUGUST 2019

Donna Flagel

Donna Flegal is the Volunteer of the Month for August. MAC’s Director of External Affairs Eliza Lotozo, Director of Media Relations Susan Krysiak and Marketing Manager Leslie Weidel nominated Flegal especially for her hard work in helping publicize MAC events. Donna is a retired IT Specialist and joined MAC as a volunteer this spring. She has helped MAC’s publicity efforts greatly by submitting dozens of MAC events to a variety of media publications and non-media organizations via their online calendars.

MARCH 2019

Rainbow McAtee

Rainbow McAtee, 10, of Cape May Court House, N.J., is the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Volunteer of the Month for March 2019. MAC Administrative Assistant Barbara Hubmaster nominated Rainbow for the honor, because of her ongoing commitment to volunteering at MAC. Rainbow is the daughter of Lou and Melissa McAtee and has been a volunteer for the organization for four years, helping out in a variety of important ways, including at outdoor festivals, during Halloween and at Christmas.

JUNE 2019

Ana Grace Fangayen

Ana Grace Fangayen, of Cape May Court House and New York City, is the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Volunteer of the Month for June. MAC Director of Media Relations, Susan Krysiak, nominated Fangayen for the honor for creating a promotional video interviewing Professor Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, to promote MAC's Lessons of History Distinguished Lecture Series in 2018. A graduate and valedictorian for her class at Middle Township High School, Fangayen earned her BFA in May this year in Film and Television Production from the Tisch School of the Arts in New York.

SEPTEMBER 2019

Tina Angstadt, Jim Del Grosso and Jill Bremer (not shown-Jan Dwyer)

Tina Angstadt, Jim Del Grosso and Jill Bremer, of Cape May, N.J. (and Jan Dwyer of West Cape May, N.J., not shown), are the Volunteers of the Month for September. MAC’s Benefit House Tour Manager, Ayeshah Dickerson, nominated them for their enthusiasm and skill as volunteer house managers during the Cape May Spring Designer House Tour.  The house managers keep visitors flowing through the houses and answer questions from other volunteers stationed throughout.

OCTOBER 2019

Joe and Cathy Noll

and Kathy and Dave Morais

From left, Joe and Cathy Noll, of North Cape May, N.J. and Kathy and Dave Morais, also of North Cape May, were nominated by MAC’s Volunteer Manager Ayeshah Dickerson for their steadfastness and reliability in helping during fund-raising events for the organization, especially the annual outdoor festivals held on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate.

NOVEMBER 2018

Karen Fox

Karen Fox, of Cape May, N.J.,curated the Carroll Gallery Exhibit: “Capturing Cape May’s Architecture: The Making of a National Historic Landmark.” The exhibit was open to the public at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, N.J., from April 27 through Oct. 31, 2018. 

DECEMBER 2018

Stephanie Gerow

Stephanie Gerow, of Chester Springs, Pa. is the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Volunteer of the Month for December 2018. Gerow, 16, is the granddaughter of Emily and Joe McLaughlin of Cape May, N.J. and is being recognized for volunteering all day during MAC’s Cape May Hops Festival June 23 at the Emlen Physick Estate, at MAC’s Refreshment Stand. She put in a full, busy day making fresh lemonade for hundreds of customers and pitching in generally wherever she was needed.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • OFFICE: Assist with various projects...data entry, collating and assembling press packets or other mailings.

 

  • TOUR DEPARTMENT: Walking Tour guides, group tour assistance, historic house tour greeting and assistance, Physick Estate museum aides, Carriage House Gallery exhibit aides.

 

  • SPECIAL EVENTS: Ticket takers, survey takers, food servers, information table staffers, ushers.

  • MAINTENANCE DIVISION: Gardening and grounds maintenance at the Physick Estate, carpentry projects.

  • BENEFIT HOUSE TOUR DIVISION:  Designer House Tours and holiday house tours greeting and assistance.

 

  • EDUCATION DIVISION: Children’s in-school program assistants, distance learning assistants, tour assistants.

 

  • MUSEUM DIVISION: Collections inventory, data base assistants.