Volunteer at Lakewood
Announcing the new Lakewood volunteer program!
For the past 150 years, Lakewood has been a treasured place for the community to gather and hold space for memorialization, remembrance, and reflection, and now we are honored to provide this unique opportunity for our community and families to get more involved and share their love of Lakewood with our visitors.
The volunteer program is supported by the Lakewood Heritage Foundation. The Lakewood Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to sustain this local treasure by supporting educational programming and the preservation and restoration of Lakewood’s landscape, art, architecture and public spaces—for the benefit of all. Learn more about the Lakewood Heritage Foundation, or make a donation.
Volunteers are needed to welcome Lakewood visitors to our beautiful grounds and help them connect with our storied history. The new Lakewood Welcome Team will greet visitors, help with directions and locating graves, serve as a resource for general questions, and hand out brochures, maps and ribbons for our Living Memory Tree.
Volunteer shifts will primarily be outdoors on Sundays at the new Lakewood welcome tent, from spring through fall. You can also volunteer at popular Lakewood events like Memorial Day, the Midsummer Memory Mandala celebration and our Lantern Lighting celebration. Training will be provided.
Lakewood Welcome Team Tasks Include
- Greeting visitors on Sunday’s when the main office is closed – a tent will be provided
- Assisting guests to find their way around our 250-acre grounds – training and resources will be provided
- Serving as a resource connecting Lakewood visitors to our staff for help with questions
- Providing access to flyers and brochures
- Overseeing activities like the Living Memory Tree, handing out flowers for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and more!
- Assisting with tasks at Lakewood’s events including: check-in, wayfinding, parking/directional help, and other duties as needed.
The Lakewood Welcome Team requires availability on Sundays, however there may be some additional dates available at Lakewood events. Shifts will run from 2-4 hours. Most shifts will be outdoors with a tent and/or seating provided. Please note: You will not be asked to work in any extreme weather conditions (extreme heat, storms, or snow).
Volunteers will attend a 2-hour training session and gain valuable knowledge about Lakewood, from our history to our tulips! Plus, you’ll learn about a variety of volunteer resources. These training sessions occur once a year in the spring.
For 2022, the training session will be Sunday, May 15th from 1-3pm. Attending the session is required.
Even if you can’t make that date, please complete the form below so we can let you know about future trainings. We may add additional training dates in 2022 if there is a need for it.
To join the Lakewood Welcome Team, fill out the form below.
Sign up to become part of the Lakewood Welcome Team
The docent program is still in development; however, we look forward to launching this program in the near future. The docent program requires previous docent/tour guide experience (or relevant educational or public speaking experience), and the ability to stand/walk for up to 90 minutes at a time.
If you are interested in more information on the docent program, please email us at email@example.com.