The value of a volunteer is immeasurable!  Cape Fear Museum volunteers help staff and daily operations function more smoothly. Volunteering also promotes good will for the Museum and stimulates community support for the Museum’s needs.

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


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


The collections unit is a vital part of Cape Fear Museum.  It is the repository of 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, and 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. Please check our calendar. We are always looking for volunteers to help in any capacity.

Submit an application here.


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