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Volunteer as a Lakewood Tour Guide

Lakewood tour guides engage and educate Lakewood visitors during 60–90-minute guided tours of the grounds. These tours will cover Lakewood’s history, architecture and notable residents, along with local history and cemetery history. Guides will also promote and discuss current Lakewood offerings and events as well as provide additional resources, like connecting with Lakewood staff when needed.

This unique, flexible volunteer opportunity offers the chance to learn more about local history, connect with the community, and gain unique insights into death, dying, memorialization and the importance of cemeteries as sacred spaces for education and storytelling.

Wednesday and/or Sunday availability is required for tour guides. Our walking tours are on Wednesday evenings, and most trolley tours are on Sunday mornings and afternoons. We do one walking tour and one trolley tour per month, but also require tour guides for events like Doors Open, Memorial Day, Fall Colors, and more.

Tour Guide Training Schedule 2024: Virtual sessions will be recorded if you are not able to make those training dates.

Wednesday, February 28th, 67:30 PM – Mandatory Orientation (Zoom)
Wednesday, March 6th, 68 PM – Walking Tour Classroom Training (Zoom)
Wednesday, March 13th, 68 PM – Trolley Tour Classroom Training (Zoom)
Wednesday, March 20th, 68 PM – Art and Architecture Tour Classroom Training (Zoom)
Wednesday, March 27th, 68 PM – Mandatory Onsite Walking Tour (At Lakewood)
Wednesday, April 3rd68 PM – Mandatory Onsite Trolley Tour (At Lakewood)
April 812 – Practice walking tours (You will pick your own time, onsite at Lakewood)
April 15–19 – Practice trolley tours (You will pick your own time, onsite at Lakewood) 

To apply, please fill out the form below.

Tour Guide Form

Lakewood Tour Guide
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