NORFOLK SOCIETY FOR CEMETERY CONSERVATION

          Preserving, protecting, & promoting Norfolk's historic cemeteries.

We Appreciate Our Wonderful Volunteers!

  • Freshman Students from Norfolk Collegiate School
    Freshman Students from Norfolk Collegiate School
  • U.S. Navy Personnel from Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (FRCMA DET)
    U.S. Navy Personnel from Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (FRCMA DET)
  • Removing Overgrowth
    Removing Overgrowth
  • Guiding Tours
    Guiding Tours
  • A Task for Everyone!
    A Task for Everyone!
  • Monument Cleaning
    Monument Cleaning
  • Removing Invasive Trees For Monument Restoration
    Removing Invasive Trees For Monument Restoration
  • Cleaning Monuments
    Cleaning Monuments
  • Removing Ivy
    Removing Ivy
  • VOLUNTEER!!
    VOLUNTEER!!
  • Leveling Monuments
    Leveling Monuments
  • Mulching Beds
    Mulching Beds
  • Planting Flower Beds
    Planting Flower Beds
  • Master Gardeners Welcome!
    Master Gardeners Welcome!
  • Removing Overgrowth
    Removing Overgrowth
  • Group Photo!
    Group Photo!
  • Cleaning Monuments
    Cleaning Monuments
  • Cleaning Monuments
    Cleaning Monuments
  • Norfolk Firefighters Workday, United Fire Company Lot, Elmwood
    Norfolk Firefighters Workday, United Fire Company Lot, Elmwood
  • Norfolk Firefighters Caring For The Lot Of A Fallen Firefighter
    Norfolk Firefighters Caring For The Lot Of A Fallen Firefighter
  • Battling The Overgrowth
    Battling The Overgrowth
  • Our Volunteers Are The Best!
    Our Volunteers Are The Best!
Freshman Students from Norfolk Collegiate School
Freshman Students from Norfolk Collegiate School

NSCC Volunteer Opportunities

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 HEREPlease 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.

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conservation projects within Norfolk's historic municipal cemeteries.  NSCC is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.