• Volunteer ''Keepers'' needed at the Choptank River Lighthouse

    The Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation is looking to expand its roster of volunteer “keepers” at the Choptank River Lighthouse for the coming season. Keepers staff the Lighthouse on Saturdays and Sundays between May 1st and October 31st.

    “Our volunteers serve as goodwill ambassadors not just for the Lighthouse itself, but for our whole community,” says Cassie Burton, the past president of the board of the nonprofit foundation. The foundation’s mission is to promote the Lighthouse and enhance the experiences it offers to visitors.

     Lighthouse volunteers are asked to sign up for just one shift per month. During that shift, they are responsible for greeting visitors and telling them about the Lighthouse and how it speaks to the maritime heritage of Dorchester County and the Eastern Shore.

    Volunteers will be asked to attend a brief training session. There will also a guidebook of information available to keepers at the Lighthouse.

     “It is a beacon at the end of Long Wharf, an iconic presence in our community.  The lighthouse attracts tourists, and we connect our guests with attractions, restaurants and businesses in our community,” states our President Nancy Johnson.

    To sign up or learn more about this and other volunteer opportunities at the Lighthouse, call Linda Daniel at 410.463.2653 or email choptanklighthouse@gmail.com.