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Opportunity Details

Family Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:16+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

VIRTUAL - Evergreen Cemetery Remote Transcription

Help us reconnect families in our community!

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 20,000 plots in Evergreen, most of which have become overgrown after over 40 years of neglect.   

The remote transcription opportunity allows you to volunteer from the comfort of your home. You don't have to be local to Virginia, so please invite your friends and family to join too!

Transcription involves copying the information taken from digital images of the original Evergreen records into an excel spreadsheet. As a remote transcription volunteer, you will help to end the cycle of neglect at Evergreen by building a searchable database of those interred at Historic Evergreen Cemetery. The database will then be used to help family members find their loved one's final resting places at Evergreen. 

Access to a Google account, and the ability to read cursive writing is preferred for this activity.

Please register for this remote opportunity. Your contribution to this project will have an immediate impact on the lives of people who are connected to Evergreen. Once you register you will receive information to help lead you during your volunteer opportunity.

Need more information on this opportunity?

Please email Kelly Pratt, kpratt@enrichmond.org, or Genifer Ross, gross@enrichmond.org.

We look forward to working with you!

For more information on this sacred space, please go to enrichmond.org

To donate to the restoration of this sacred space, please go to https://enrichmond.org/evergreen-cemetery/support-2/

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Volunteers needed through 10/30/2020

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