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Volunteer at Lakewood

Join Lakewood’s volunteer Welcome Team!
Next Training: Sunday, March 26 from 1-3 PM

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 we are honored to provide a unique opportunity for our community and families to get more involved and share their love of Lakewood with our visitors.

Lakewood Welcome Team

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. Many volunteer opportunities are offered during Lakewood events, like Memorial Day, the Midsummer Memory Mandala celebration and our Lantern Lighting celebration.

Training and resources will be provided.

Lakewood Welcome Team Tasks Include

  • Greeting visitors, handing our programs and refreshments, parking/directional help, and other duties as needed
  • Assisting guests to find their way around our 250-acre grounds
  • Serving as a resource connecting Lakewood visitors to our staff for help with questions
  • Overseeing activities like the Living Memory Tree, handing out flowers for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and more!


The Lakewood Welcome Team will primarily have opportunities on evenings and Sunday mornings and afternoons from spring through fall. Shifts typically run two to four 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, including a variety of volunteer resources. These training sessions occur once a year in the spring.

Spring 2023 training will take place on Sunday, March 26 from 1-3 PM onsite at Lakewood. Training is required for new volunteers.

To join the Lakewood Welcome Team, fill out the form below. 

Sign up to become part of the Lakewood Welcome Team

Volunteer at Lakewood
Are you able to attend volunteer training on Sunday, March 26th from 1-3pm at Lakewood?

Docent Program

Docent at Lakewood

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

Contact Us

For questions regarding the volunteer programs, please email us at

Lakewood Heritage Foundation

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 today!

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