Our grounds cover an expanse of 27 acres, full of opportunities for volunteers to get involved. Here are just a few of the ways our volunteers contribute:

For the Historians:
  • Museum Docents – Learn all about our grounds and buildings (or become an expert on one in particular) and share what you know with drop-in visitors during museum hours
  • Tour Guides – Lead scheduled groups on tours pertaining to various aspects of our cemetery
  • Researchers – Deep dive into our cemetery residents and create biographies on their lives and experiences, or research a topic on a relevant historical topic or period
  • Archivists – Help us keep track of what we have by cataloguing our collection, including artifacts, files & library books
  • Events – We host many history-related events every year, including our Candlelight Tours, and we rely on wonderful volunteers to make it happen!
For the Gardeners:
  • Garden Maintenance – Help us keep the GraveGarden beautiful by pulling weeds, mulching, planting & tidying up our various gardens
  • Tree Care – prune, plant and protect cemetery trees
  • Tours – Share your knowledge of horticulture with tour groups: areas include pollinators, medicinal herbs, the Arboretum, roses, daffodils, etc
  • Bee Keeping – Help our bee keeping staff maintain our hives, care for the bees and collect honey
  • Events – We host many horticulture events every year, including our Antique Rose Festival, and volunteers are an essential part of our success!

If you are interested in joining our volunteer force, fill out the form below! In the “Availability” section, be sure to include the days and times you are typically available, your preferences for days of the week and/or weekends, and any scheduling conflicts you have!

Volunteer Application

There are MANY opportunities to volunteer at OCC. We are always on the hunt for gardeners, landscapers, historians, museum docents, organizers, event helpers and more! If you're interested in being a volunteer at Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, VA, fill out the form below and we will be in touch!

What volunteer activities are you interested in? Select as many choices as you'd like.
When are you available?