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National Cemetery Caretaker

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

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Caring for a historic national cemetery is a solemn and labor intensive job. From April through October, our maintenance team devotes nearly 100 hours week ensuring the grass that blankets the cemetery is cut and trimmed. Other tasks include maintaining exhibits, monuments and headstones, trimming trees, and turf management. All of this work is needed to ensure that this memorial landscape provides visitors with a beautiful setting to contemplate the sacrifices made for the freedoms we enjoy today.

We're looking for volunteers aged 18 years or older who are willing to commit to at least one 4-8 hour shift of hard work per week in return for the satisfaction of ensuring this special place looks its best for the thousands of people who visit each year.

We are looking for volunteers in the local commuting area who can commit to working 4-8 hours per week. Our primary work days in the national cemetery are Tuesday-Thursday, but will consider applicants who are available on other days.

Start Date - 2022-10-01

End Date - 2023-09-30

Activities include: Construction/Maintenance;General Assistance;Historical Preservation

Difficulty_Level: Strenuous

Hosts Housing Amenities: No Housing/Amenities Available;N/A

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The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.


The U.S. National Park Service, www.nps.gov, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.


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