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
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.
Sophie & Lily Palmer
Sophie, 13, and Lily, 10, Palmer, of Cape May Court House, are the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Volunteers of the Month for January. MAC’s Chief Outreach Officer Mary Stewart nominated them for the honor. They patiently help youngsters with crafts projects and pitch in enthusiastically. They also have helped MAC by joyfully portraying Christmas-themed characters during MAC’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May, MAC’s home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Dubois, of Cape May, is the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) Volunteer of the Month for November, 2019. MAC’s Volunteer Manager Ayeshah Dickerson nominated him for the honor, for his steadfastness, reliability and willingness to take on leadership roles as a volunteer. “Chris has been a house manager for two major MAC house tours in the last year, as well as putting in time as a volunteer for MAC’s outdoor festivals. He is a wonderful asset to our team of volunteers,” said Dickerson.
Vivianne & Don Rogers
Vivianne and Don Rogers, of Cape May, are the Volunteers of the Month for December. MAC’s Volunteer Manager Ayeshah Dickerson nominated them for the honor. “Don and Vivianne have been specifically asked to volunteer by our partners, REV Theater, during the summer theater productions on the grounds of the estate, thanks to their effectiveness and enthusiasm this year and in years past,” said Dickerson. “They both have been so reliable for the many tasks that we ask of them, I thought they clearly deserved to be recognized. They are truly such great ambassadors in the community.
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.