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ORIENTATION SESSION FOR NEW / PROSPECTIVE VOLUNTEERS

Saturday, March 21, 2020.  9:30-11:30 a.m.
Mount Hope Cemetery Gatehouse at North Entrance
791 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester NY 14620
Parking available inside the Mt. Hope Cemetery north gate entrance
Registration is required.
To register for the event, email Deb Coffey, Volunteer Coordinator: debcoffey.fomh@gmail.com


WE NEED YOU! HELP MAKE THE 2020 SEASON OUR BEST!
We are currently seeking volunteers to serve as:
Tour Guides
Reception/Admissions Volunteers
Tour Guide Assistants
Celebrate the past by joining our talented, energetic, and dedicated Volunteer Corps!
Full training provided! Flexible schedules!

The orientation is required for all new volunteer candidates for the 2020 season. The orientation will highlight the history of the Friends of Mount Hope organization and cover training & development, expectations & goals, and rewards & benefits. Mandatory training classes are scheduled on April 4 & April 25, 2020.

THANK YOU!


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Currently the Friends of Mount Hope Tour Committee is making plans for the upcoming season of tours and events. Volunteers are especially needed to fill the role of gatehouse receptionist. See the description below, and please consider joining our team!

VOLUNTEER ON A ONE-TIME BASIS
Send us your contact information if you would like to volunteer occasionally. Opportunities include assisting with our October Torch Light Tours and other special events.
Time commitment:  Several hours on a particular day as needed

To volunteer, please use the CONTACT US tab above, entering Contact Us in the subject line.



LANDSCAPE COMMITTEE 
Landscape Committee volunteers help revitalize and maintain gardens and significant grave sites within Mount Hope Cemetery. They are responsible for planting, weeding and watering their sites throughout the planting season (May-October) under the direction of a master gardener. 

Volunteers provide their own tools, and can choose to work alone or in groups. Individuals, families and community groups are welcome.

Time Commitment: several hours per month.

For more information or to sign up for the Landscape Committee,
please use the CONTACT US tab above, entering Contact Us in the subject line.

GATEHOUSE RECEPTIONISTS
This is a critical job involving registration of tour attendees, selling merchandise, answering questions, and closing up after tour events. You'll meet new people, learn about cemetery and Rochester history, and know that you are helping  to inspire community interest in our local heritage. No experience necessary -- training is provided. Your help will be most appreciated!

Time commitment:  Approximately 3 hours a month from May to October. Choose which dates are best for you.To volunteer, please use the CONTACT US tab above, entering Contact Us in the subject line, and give us your contact information. You may also call our telephone line (585) 461-3494 and leave a message. A tour committee member will get in touch with you.


TOUR GUIDES
The Friends of Mount Hope host a variety of cemetery tours throughout the year and provide training sessions for people interested in becoming a tour guide.  This training includes cemetery orientation, biographical information on early residents, and accompanying an experienced tour guide.  This is a wonderful way to share your enthusiasm and expertise in local history with our many visitors.

Time commitment:  Several hours of instruction. Thereafter 4 to 8 hours a month from May to the end of October.
To volunteer,
please use the CONTACT US tab above, entering Contact Us in the subject line.