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 of time can repair objects that will then stand for many years.
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 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 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 Norfolk residents interred in Norfolk's historic municipal cemeteries who made positive contributions during their lifetimes.
Event Assistance: NSCC hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds for the conservation of Norfolk historic municipal cemeteries. Event assistance includes: registration, setup, clean up, course marshaling, flyer distribution, sponsorship solicitation, etc.
Volunteer Photography: Volunteer photographers are needed for NSCC events and marketing campaign.
As a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, NSCC welcomes your support through contributions! All funding goes directly to ongoing conservation projects within Norfolk's historic municipal cemeteries. Click on the Donate button below to make a tax deductible contribution to the NSCC.
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Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation
P.O. Box 11446
Norfolk, Virginia 23517
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