Volunteer Spotlight: Mia Keeley

Mia Keeley

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. 

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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.