Volunteer in the Gardens


Volunteers are always welcome and there are many options for those who’d like to help in the gardens. Three-hour workdays are planned throughout the year and all willing hands are welcome – with or without prior experience. This can be a wonderful way to make new friends while increasing your gardening knowledge.
Volunteers are broken into small teams led by an experienced leader who will teach you the needed skills.

Each year we host a number of workdays for private groups of all types and would be happy to talk with you about the possibility of working with your group.

Oakland Cemetery’s Second Saturday Gardens Volunteer workdays are from 9 a.m. to noon (registration at 8:45) during the months of March-May and August-November. Individual projects are also possible for those with more experience.

For more information on scheduling a private volunteer day, or to join a Second Saturday volunteer day, please e-mail Director of Gardens Sara Henderson at gardens@oaklandcemetery.com.