Project Leaders Wanted for Volunteer Days at Congressional Cemetery

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Congressional Cemetery is looking for volunteers for two upcoming service days.

On Saturday, September 11 and Saturday, October 16, members of a unit from JBAB (Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling), the Boy Scouts, a college service organization, the Junior League of Washington Done in a Day program and many neighbors will be coming to help Congressional Cemetery finish a few projects.

Cemetery representatives are specifically looking for leaders to supervise these projects. You do not need to be able to lift heavy items or engage in intense physical activity. Duties would include guiding the volunteer group to their project area; instructing the group on the method to complete the project; and, supervising and answering any questions that may arise.

Volunteer slots are available:

Saturday, September 11

  1. Check-In Table from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m.
  2. Project Leader for repainting fencing behind Mausoleum Row from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  3. Project Leader for trimming overgrowth along perimeter fence from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  4. Project Leader for edging along Methodist Path from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, October 16

  1. Check-In Table from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m.
  2. Project Leader for installing tree guards and watering 50+ newly-planted trees from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  3. Project Leader for mulching trees from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  4. Project Leader for pouring swale pebbles from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  5. Project Leader for repainting fencing behind Mausoleum Row from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please email [email protected]congressionalcemetery.org indicating the day and time if you are able to fill one of these slots.