Age Minimum (with Adult): 6+, Minimum Age:15+, Skills: Gardening / Landscape Knowledge, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed
Historic Evergreen & East End Cemetery Clean Up
Please join the Enrichmond Foundation at Historic Evergreen & East End Cemetery for volunteer clean-up days. The volunteer days will take place most Saturdays 9:00AM-12:00PM.
Historic Evergreen Cemetery is a historic African-American cemetery, created in 1891 and located in Richmond's East End. It is the resting place for many of Richmond’s African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Maggie L. Walker, John Mitchell, Jr., and Rev. J. Andrew Bowler. There are an estimated 10,000 plots in Evergreen, most of which have become overgrown after over 40 years of neglect.
Due to the delicate nature of the headstones, the use of heavy equipment is very limited. Please be careful as you clear areas on, or around the headstones. Your volunteer time is crucial to the success of this project as we reclaim and maintain the cemetery. Volunteers must sign in and sign a waiver liability form in order to volunteer.
Volunteer tasks include clearing overgrowth and debris from pathways and grave markers and grave marker recording.
Tools will be provided. Volunteers should dress for being outside.
Location: Location: Historic East End & Evergreen Cemetery – 50 Evergreen Rd, Richmond, VA 23223
You will see a bright green sign once you make it to the entrance of the cemetery. Please follow the bright green signs, and orange cones for directions for parking. Please keep driving speed at 5mph upon entrance to the cemetery. Thank you. Carpooling s strongly encouraged as parking is limited.
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