This is a critical job involving hospitality, registration of tour attendees, selling merchandise, answering questions, and closing after tour events. You will 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!
Approximately 3 hours a month from May to October.
For more information about Reception, contact Barbara Figura.
Gardening Committee volunteers help revitalize and maintain gardens within Mount Hope Cemetery. They are responsible for planting, weeding, and watering their sites throughout the planting season (May-October).
Volunteers provide their own tools and can choose to work alone or in groups. Individuals, families, and community groups are welcome.
Time commitment varies with projects.
For more information on Gardening opportunities, contact Pat Corcoran.
CRADLE GRAVE PROGRAM -- Our Newest Initiative!
Cradle Grave Gardeners adopt a cradle grave, which they plant and care for throughout the gardening season. Volunteers provide their own tools and purchase their own flowers.
Cradle graves have been popular burial memorials in Mount Hope Cemetery since the cemetery was founded in 1838. They consist of a headstone (the family monument), a footstone, and two low stone walls connecting them, creating a distinct rectangle designed to hold decorative plantings to memorialize the person buried below. Long since abandoned, cradle graves are being rediscovered, repaired, adopted, and planted!
For more information on the Cradle Grave program, contact Robbie Dreeson. firstname.lastname@example.org
LANDSCAPING & GROUNDS WORK GROUPS
Our many landscape volunteers led by Tom Jones, Chris Petote, and Tony Filer, work in collaboration with the City of Rochester to work on projects which are suggested in the City's Master Plan. Every week during all seasons, our teams are hard at work. The City's 2nd Saturday Program of volunteers is operated by the FOMH, and the Friends also participate in the Annual Day of Caring.
One-time project or as often as you wish.
Great for families, groups, and clubs.
For more information on landscaping & grounds projects, contact Chris Petote. email@example.com