NSCC thrives because of the dedication of our hardworking volunteers. Throughout the year, we offer opportunities to work in several of Norfolk's cemeteries. For more information on instructions for volunteering, including meeting times, please view our Volunteer Information Packet HERE. Please read below for examples of some of exciting volunteer assignments.
Volunteer Stone Masons & Bricklayers: The cultural objects that contribute most greatly to Norfolk's historic cemeteries' cultural landscape are rapidly disappearing. NSCC needs stone masons, bricklayers, and contractors in related fields to help us put monuments, brick foundations, and statues back together. This is our greatest volunteer need by far. Just a few hours' time can repair objects that will then stand for another century or more.
Volunteer Welders: Needed to mend and straighten wrought iron fencing throughout Elmwood and Cedar Grove Cemeteries.
Volunteer Workdays: NSCC hosts year-round volunteer workdays in Norfolk's oldest historic municipal cemeteries. Workdays are generally held from 8am to 12pm or 9am to 1pm depending on the time of year. Tasks include landscape maintenance, beautification projects, and monument restoration and cleaning among others.
Individual Cemetery Conservation Assistance Opportunities
Norfolk Notables Project: Volunteers are needed to research and provide brief biographies of deceased Norfolkians interred in Norfolk's historic municipal cemeteries who contributed in positive ways to their community, state, and/or country.
Event Assistance: NSCC hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds for Norfolk historic municipal cemeteries conservation. Event assistance includes: registration, setup, clean up, course marshaling, flyer distribution, sponsorship solicitation, etc.
Adopt A Plot Program: Volunteers are needed to assist in development and marketing of an Adopt A Plot program for Norfolk's historic municipal cemeteries. We are hopeful that such a program will serve as a catalyst to historic municipal cemetery conservation.
Volunteer Photography: Volunteer photographers are needed for NSCC events and marketing campaign.
Click on the Donate button below to make a tax deductible contribution to the NSCC. All funding goes directly to ongoing
conservation projects within Norfolk's historic municipal cemeteries. NSCC is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.