Volunteering at Mount Hope Cemetery is a great way to give back to the community and make new friends.
Mount Hope Cemetery is a one-of-a kind environment that features extraordinary greenery, trees, and forest with unique horticulture for viewing throughout the cemetery. Maintaining this vast amount of grounds requires a great deal of volunteer effort and community support. Volunteer contributions allow the cemetery to maintain its high level of natural beauty and assist with general horticulture activities including: planting, weeding, and raking. Volunteers also assist with cemetery maintenance activities that improve the landscape of Mount Hope. The following volunteer opportunities are available:
Spring Clean Up Events. Each year the cemetery hosts several community wide spring clean-ups. Community members are invited to participate in activities such as raking, weeding, and removing unwanted vegetation. This year's events include:
Saturday, April 13th from 9am-12pm is “Cemetery Spruce Up”. Community members are invited to participate in activities such as raking and weeding. Register here!
Saturday, May 4th Mount Hope is a featured site in the City of Rochester Clean Sweep for the Southeast quadrant.
Thursday, May 9th Mount Hope and Riverside Cemetery are Day of Caring volunteer sites.
Second Saturdays. Volunteer opportunities available on every 2nd Saturday of the month, from June through October, between 9:00 am and noon. Individuals and groups are welcome! Volunteers work in small groups led by experienced cemetery and landscape professionals. Tools and beverages are provided, but please bring gardening gloves, if possible. Volunteers must be at least age 12; an adult must accompany volunteers 12-17 years old.Register Here! To check on cancellations, such as in the case of weather emergencies, call 311 within the City or (585) 428-5990 outside the City.
Group Volunteering. Looking for a volunteer opportunity for your school, church, or corporate group? Mount Hope always needs assistance with basic maintenance and minor restoration projects.
Please contact us to schedule a group volunteer project.
Individual Volunteers. Mount Hope has many individual volunteer opportunities, ranging from office work, survey projects, special events, basic maintenance and minor restoration projects. Please contact us to inquire about current possibilities.
Parking is within the cemetery's main entrance located at 1133 Mount Hope Avenue, across from the Distillery Restaurant.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Maria Thomas Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org