MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT for all CFPUA customers until further notice.

An open BURNING BAN is in effect for all unincorporated areas of New Hanover County, as debris collection from Hurricane Matthew continues.

A State of Emergency is still in effect due to coastal flood warnings.


The value of a volunteer is immeasurable.  Cape Fear Museum volunteers help staff and the its operations function more smoothly. Volunteering also promotes good will for the Museum through the knowledge of its operation. Your interest can stimulate community support for the Museum’s needs.

Cape Fear Museum’s volunteers demonstrate a commitment to the community and quality service to the Museum’s visitors. Opportunities are available in the following units:


Administration volunteers assist with visitor services and public relations. The administration volunteers are essential to facilitating day to day at the museum.


The Collections Unit is a vital part of Cape Fear Museum.  It is the repository of the artifacts and research materials that support exhibits and programming.  Its mission is to manage and preserve the collections and to provide accurate historical information, according to professional best practice standards, and to increase community awareness of the collections. Volunteers are essential to the Collections Unit.  Without them, we could not accomplish our ongoing projects.


Education volunteers at Cape Fear Museum inspire and engage people in hands-on activities that help them understand and reflect on the history, science, and culture of the Lower Cape Fear region.


Events at the museum vary: Science Spooktacular, Mystery at the Museum, Pi Day, and Park Programming. We are always looking for volunteers to help at any capacity.

Submit an application here.


814 Market Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-4370 • Fax 910-798-4382