Chalmette National Cemetery Restoration Project: Headstone Realignment


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Chalmette Battlefield National CemeteryNew Orleans, LA 70130


About

Jean Lafitte NHP&P is seeking volunteers to help with our on-going Cemetery Restoration efforts. Realignment volunteers will learn how to properly use a hoist specifically for the realignment of headstones in the Chalmette National Cemetery. This work will be supervised by a member of the National Park Service at all times.

For more information please visit our website at https://www.nps.gov/jela/chalmette-national-cemetery.htm

To register to volunteer, please email our Volunteer Coordinator at lauralee_buchanan@nps.gov

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Minors must be 13 years or older to volunteer
  • Those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/gaurdian 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.

Skills

  • Construction
  • History
  • Carpentry
  • Architecture
  • Archeology
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 Hours Per Shift/ Minimum of 1 Shift
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