Docent & Event Volunteer
“Mia is so friendly and laid back. She really embodies the Annapolis spirit and is a great ambassador for our Museum!”
– Caitlin Swaim, Curator
Volunteers like Mia are the heart and soul of the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park. We are thrilled to celebrate them in this regular spotlight. To join AMMP’s outstanding team of volunteers, please email our volunteer captain.
AMMP: Why are you interested in this role?
Mia: I really like the museum and educating people about oysters and the history here. I lived in Annapolis and saw weddings being held here, so I wanted to learn more. I’d never been an environmentally conscious person until I came here. I love that this place is small and humble.
AMMP: Have you done a role like this before? Tell me about it.
Mia: I’ve done consulting at hospitals and many different nonprofit organizations such as the Boys and Girls club, SPCA, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, and more.
AMMP: What kind of satisfaction do you get from this type of work?
Mia: I volunteered at a lot of different places but this place, in particular, isn’t organized chaos like the others. It’s chill – with open and friendly employees. I enjoy being hands-on within the community and being able to know exactly what I can do to help.
AMMP: What motivates and inspires you to do your best?
Mia: Meeting new people.
AMMP: What two or three things are most important to you in a volunteering role?
Mia: Having flexibility and not feeling overwhelmed in my role. Receiving the proper directions to do my best in the role assigned, which I get here.
AMMP: Where is your favorite vacation?
Mia: Chartering a sailboat and cruising around from island to island. Being on the water.
AMMP: What is your favorite drink?
Mia: Water. Definitely.