• Construction/Maintenance • Historical Preservation • General Assistance
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HOPE Crew Cemetery Preservation Project
Volunteers are needed to assist with cemetery headstone preservation project. There are three positions available:
Cleaning- Volunteer will clean designated headstones
Documentation- Volunteers will receive a data collection form to document the information from each headstone.
Headstone Realignment- Volunteers will be trained to use a hoist specifically for the realignment of headstones which entails cranks, clamps, straps, pulleys, and other potentially harmful mechanisms. This work specifically will be supervised by a member of the National Park Service at all times.
Dates: March 17 - March 30
Hours Needed: varies
Minors must be 13 years or older to volunteer
Those below 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
For groups of youth, we ask that there be a 1:5 adult to youth ratio and that the adults must actively volunteer with the youths and closely supervise them at all times.
About Chalmette National Cemetery
Established in May 1864 as a final resting place for Union soldiers who died in Louisiana during the Civil War, Chalmette National Cemetery's more than 14,000 headstones mark the gravesites of veterans of the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, and the Vietnam War. Four Americans who fought in the War of 1812 are buried here, though only one of them took part in the Battle of New Orleans. The national cemetery is located on the site of the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, next to Chalmette Battlefield Learn more.