More than 5,000 area students tour Elmwood Cemetery each year. These tours are led by volunteer docents who love history. Volunteers are given training and reference materials to study. Volunteers are also invited to participate in a variety of special events happening at Elmwood.
Volunteers should met the following requirements:
You should be able to stand and walk for two hours at a time
Tours take place on weekdays, usually in the morning. Availability during those hours is suggested
You should be able to walk on uneven terrain
You should be tolerant of varying weather conditions
You should be able to speak clearly and loudly and be willing to use a provided headset-style microphone device to project your voice
Training times are flexible. Contact Kelly Sowell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901)774-3212 with any questions.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Elmwood Cemetery
824 S. Dudley St, Memphis, TN 38104, US
Mission Statement Elmwood is an historic cemetery with available lots that provides a beautiful final resting place to families as it shares its history, art and nature with the community.
Elmwood is an operational historic cemetery which not only focuses on interment in a beautiful and respectful setting but also is committed to using the cemetery as a medium to teach about the history of Memphis.