Volunteers clean national cemetery headstones
Serving those who served us: hundreds of volunteers have been working hard to clean the 14,000+ headstones and monuments in Chalmette National Cemetery.

SPECIAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Volunteer Month at Chalmette National Cemetery is Monday, April 10, through Thursday, April 27. Join park staff, the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to document, realign, and clean headstones. Last year nearly 800 volunteers spent nearly 2500 hours at the cemetery, and the results were impressive: 1270 headstones documented and 7238 markers and headstones cleaned. Families, groups, and individuals are welcome; volunteers must be 13 or older. Follow the link for information about Volunteer Month at the cemetery including how to sign up as a volunteer (note that Volunteer Month information lives on a different webserver, so you will get a message that you are leaving the National Park Service website). Here's a Volunteer Month at Chalmette National Cemetery flier to download, print, and share.

No matter what your skills or interests, there's probably a place for you in the VIP (Volunteer in Parks) program at Jean Lafitte. Jean Lafitte volunteers make a difference every day: in 2016, nearly 2400 volunteers donated over 16,000 hours of work and had lots of fun doing it!

This pdf flier has information about volunteer projects and who to contact about volunteering as an individual or with a group (you can download the flier, print, and share). You can also email the park about volunteering.

For information about Jean Lafitte's six sites, see the plan your visit page.

Some volunteer positions may require training, which will be provided by the park, and uniforms may be provided for long-term volunteers. Project days which require little training and a minimum time commitment are regularly scheduled at some Jean Lafitte sites. Volunteers might help staff a park booth at a festival, dig out invasive plants, or take photographs during an event. Group projects can also be arranged.

Follow the park on social media to find out about upcoming volunteer project days and to discover what's new with Jean Lafitte's krewe.

Equal Opportunity Policy: Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Park and Preserve is committed to a strong nondiscrimination policy respecting its employees and volunteers. Its policy is to provide equal opportunities for all and to eliminate discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment and sexual orientation), race, color, national origin, religion, age, and disability.


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