Why be a Cape May MAC volunteer?

Volunteering at Cape May MAC allows you to meet new people and make a contribution in helping the Cape May region thrive. Cape May MAC is one of New Jersey’s leading cultural and heritage organizations.

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!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Marketing and Communications Volunteer Positions
  • Benefit House Tour Volunteer Positions
  • Curatorial Volunteer Positions
  • Grounds and Maintenance Volunteer Positions
  • Special Events Volunteer Positions
  • Museum Education Volunteer Positions
  • Hospitality Volunteer Positions

Volunteer Benefits

  • 10% Discount at Cape May MAC Museum Shops
  • Significant discount on Cape May MAC membership dues
  • 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.

Become a Cape May MAC Volunteer

Once you submit your contact information, you will receive an email response from our Volunteer Program Manager, Ayeshah Dickerson, to learn more about the next steps in volunteering at MAC!

Meet our Manager of Volunteer Engagement

Ayeshah Dickerson

I came to understand Cape May MAC as one of New Jersey’s leading cultural and heritage organizations. Thankfully, due to their mission, we have tours and events that offer volunteers a wide range of options – depending upon their skill-sets, interest and availability. I took my background of nearly two decades managing people in the private sector and spending nearly two years volunteering at various organizations in Cape May, and believed I could make those two experiences meet and create a well-thought-out experience for current and new volunteers. I love people and it is a joy to learn about their various backgrounds, interest and abilities. As I manage volunteer engagement, I strive to match the volunteers with opportunities that will be a delight and make their time at Cape May MAC memorable. I hope you can join us!

Email: adickerson@capemaymac.org

Volunteers of the Month

August 2020

Bill McCray

Bill McCray, of West Cape May, N.J., is the Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture) was nominated by CEO & Director Jody Alessandrine and Manager of Volunteer Engagement Ayeshah Dickerson. “It’s our way to honor and thank Bill for the many hours he volunteered to help get the Emlen Physick Estate grounds ready for the Spring Celebration Garden Tour, as well as the significant number of hours he donated on a regular basis since the pandemic affected our operations,” said Alessandrine. “Without his help and dedication, Cape May MAC would not have had the grounds ready for the paying tour-goers, or to visitors of the Estate or Vintage, the new restaurant opened this year on the grounds. Words cannot express our appreciation.” McCray is Cape May MAC’s gardener, part of the organization’s Maintenance Team. “Bill put in an amazing 140 hours of volunteer work this spring during the COVID-19 shutdown and quarantine, preparing and maintaining the grounds for reopening,” said Dickerson. “Our Cape May MAC staff often pitch in and volunteer for the organization. Recognizing these kinds of efforts is important.”

July 2020

Tom Grayson

Tom Grayson, of Cape May, N.J., is the Volunteer of the Month for July. Cape May MAC Director of Tour Operations Nanci Coughlin nominated him for the honor.  “Tom approached me with an offer we were excited to accept: to create a video that highlights our trolley tours. He has brought a level of expertise to the project that is outstanding, and it was all done as a volunteer. It is an awesome piece and we will use it to promote our group tours and our public trolley tours. Our marketing team is thrilled, and we really appreciate Tom and his wife Jenn, who helped spark the idea and is a guide for Cape May MAC.”

June 2020

Sue Lotozo

Sue Lotozo is the Volunteer of the Month for June. Cape May MAC Manager of Volunteer Engagement Ayeshah Dickerson nominated her for the honor. Lotozo is owner of Flying Fish Studio, 130 Park Blvd., West Cape May, in business since 1990, a clothing and custom screen-printing store and studio, where she hand makes and designs every one of her cool, offbeat shirts. Lotozo has helped local non-profits in recent weeks with a fundraiser that channels donations to local non-profits while also raising community spirit during the COVID-19 crisis. Lotozo is an active member of the Cape May area community, and Dickerson wanted to recognize her tremendous civic spirit. “It’s our way to honor and thank Sue for her thoughtful and generous initiative to design and create a special “I love Cape May” T-shirt and tote bag, and donate a portion of the proceeds from each sale to Cape May MAC and a host of additional area non-profits during the COVID-19 crisis,” Dickerson said. “Thank you, Sue, for your partnership and generosity toward Cape May MAC and the Cape May community!”

Picture of Rob Rebmann, Cape May Mac's May Volunteer of the month

May 2020

Ray Rebmann

Ray Rebmann, of Dennis Township, N.J., was nominated by Cape May MAC Chief Outreach Strategist Mary Stewart for the honor for generously donating his time to give a lecture Feb. 12 at Cape May United Methodist Church, titled, “Prohibition and Cape May County: Wetter than the Atlantic,” based on his newly released book. The lecture was part of the organization’s popular Lunch & Learn Series. Rebmann is curator of the Old Schoolhouse Museum in Dennisville. “Most people are familiar with Atlantic City and its activities during Prohibition,” Rebmann said, “but fewer people realize that Cape May County, with its access to Delaware Bay and relatively isolated place along the Atlantic Coast, offered numerous ideal places for rumrunners to bring in their merchandise.” “Ray’s lecture attracted a very large crowd,” Stewart said. “It was one of our most popular lectures in this winter’s series. We are extraordinarily grateful to Ray for his willingness to share his knowledge and research with the public in this way.”

April 2020

John Baldan

John Baldan of North Cape May, N.J., was nominated by Director Emeritus Michael Zuckerman for the honor. Faced with Zuckerman’s retirement, board leaders expressed alarm about the loss of institutional memory from his 37-year tenure. In response, he launched an ambitious oral history project to provide a resource for future generations of Cape May MAC leaders. To make more than 60 hours of taped interviews accessible, Baldan stepped forward to type hundreds of pages of written transcripts. For this herculean achievement, Zuckerman was pleased to nominate him as Volunteer of the Month for April.

Brenda Leonard, March Volunteer of the Month

March 2020

Brenda Leonard

Brenda Leonard of North Cape May, N.J., has a doctorate in musical arts, is a classically-trained professional cellist who generously shared her expertise and extraordinary musicianship with Cape May MAC as a presenter and educator in this winter’s Lunch & Learn program. She presented a special musical outreach program Jan. 29, consisting of a lecture about and mini-concert of Bach’s Cello Suites, which was exceptionally well-attended and well-received. Director of Cape May MAC’s Museum Education Division Melissa Palmer nominated her as Volunteer of the Month for her very engaging presentation, as well as for her assistance as an educator


February 2020

Bill & Sue Currie

Sue and Bill Currie of Cape May, N.J.  were nominated by Cape May MAC’s Manager of Volunteer Engagement, Ayeshah Dickerson. “Bill and Sue have been outstanding Cape May MAC ambassadors in the community,” Dickerson said. Bill and Sue volunteer at Cape May MAC outdoor festivals, at Cape May MAC designer house tours, and most recently, as valued members of Cape May MAC’s first volunteer Christmas choir, which entertained visitors during the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Emlen Physick Estate on Nov. 23


January 2020

Sophie & Lilly Palmer

Sophie, 13, and Lily, 10, Palmer, of Cape May Court House were nominated by Cape May MAC’s Chief Outreach Strategist Mary Stewart. They patiently help youngsters with crafts projects and pitch in enthusiastically. They also have helped Cape May MAC by joyfully portraying Christmas-themed characters during Cape May MAC’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Emlen Physick Estate, on Nov. 23.


December 2019

Vivianne & Don Rodgers

Vivianne and Don Rogers, of Cape May, were nominated by Cape May MAC’s Volunteer Manager Ayeshah Dickerson. “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.


November 2019

Chris Dubois

Chris Dubois, of Cape May, was nominated by Cape May MAC’s Volunteer Manager Ayeshah Dickerson, for his steadfastness, reliability and willingness to take on leadership roles as a volunteer.  “Chris has been a house manager for two major Cape May MAC house tours in the last year, as well as putting in time as a volunteer for Cape May MAC’s outdoor festivals. He is a wonderful asset to our team of volunteers,” said Dickerson


October 2019

Joe and Cathy Noll & Dave and Kathy 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 Cape May 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.


September 2019

Tina Angstadt, Jim Del Grosso & Jill Bremer

Tina Angstadt, Jim Del Grosso and Jill Bremer, of Cape May, N.J. (and Jan Dwyer of West Cape May, N.J., not shown), were nominated by Cape May MAC’s Benefit House Tour Manager, Ayeshah Dickerson, 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.