Green Lawn
A Very Special Park
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Volunteer Information

Green Lawn Cemetery is the only cemetery in Central Ohio to have an active corps of volunteers.

These people offer special programs and projects and perform services that allow the staff to do their jobs more effectively and efficiently.

First Saturday and The new Quarterly Sunday Program: These programs are presented on the first Saturday of every month and or The First Sunday of each quarter. This programs, are free and open to the public, they celebrates the life of people interred at Green Lawn who had an impact in Franklin County and across the U.S. Volunteers are needed to help do research into people to be recognized at the program, obtain speakers for this program, make the programs to hand out to visitors, greet the visitors, help with traffic on the day of the program, set up and take down the room for the program, and help provide refreshments for the program.

Photo Contest: This is an annual contest open to all  residents. Volunteers administer this contest, create the flyer with the rules and guidelines, distribute this flyer throughout the community. Volunteers can also help select judges, and help set up displays using these photos in libraries, senior centers, and art galleries throughout the community.

ARTIST, Art Contest: This is a newly created annual contest open to all. Any medium, such as oil painting, watercolor, sculpture, photograph, acrylic, ink, and or pencil sketches, fabric, found objects, collage, color or black/white is permitted. Volunteers administer this contest, create the flyer with the rules and guidelines, distribute this flyer throughout the community. Volunteers can also help select judges, and help set up displays using these Art pieces in libraries, senior centers, and art galleries throughout the community.

Birders Breakfast: Help obtain food and utensils for this annual project, set up the breakfast tables, greet visitors, provide directions for them upon request.

Office projects: Sort through boxes of newspaper clippings and other materials gathered over the years and file for use in current programs and projects; enter interment records into a computer database; enter information about the trees into a computer database; maintain a publicity notebook; scan section books into the computer; repair section books or copy and assemble new books.

Genealogy assistance: Call Green Lawn once a week to see if any requests have been received by e-mail or in the regular mail to look up where people are buried. If such requests have been received, go to Green Lawn, look up the interment records and compile for a staff member to mail out.

National Registry: Research and compile information to nominate Green Lawn for inclusion on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Birds: Maintain the kiosk at the west end of the pond with interesting articles and information related to the cemetery, birding, and other wildlife. Build, install, and maintain birdhouses.

Horticulture: Maintain any of the flower and perennial beds at Cremation Garden, Old Garden, New Garden, Chapel Mausoleum, Office, and new road. Plant and maintain flowers in vases and urns that are no longer maintained by original lot owners or their families. There are several of these scattered throughout the cemetery. Remove undesirable brush at various locations.

Public relations: Assist in presentations at community groups such as church groups, historical societies, senior centers. Assist in developing tours through the cemetery, using information collected for the first Saturday programs. Assist in drawing up tour routes and walking tours.

Special projects: Green Lawn participates in Make a Difference Day in October and Join Hands Day in May. Groups and individuals are welcome to come out to Green Lawn to participate in a variety of activities, those listed above or on a project drawn up by the individual participant or group.

Green Lawn Calendars

The Green Lawn Volunteers have put together an annual Green Lawn Calendar. The 8 1/2 x 23 wall calendars showcase photo submissions from the annual photo contest and contain important dates, scheduled activities at Green Lawn, historical and general information about Green Lawn, as well as phases of the moon.

Get Your Calendar Today!

All proceeds go to help the Volunteers with their many projects and programs. The calendars can be purchased at the office for $10.00 each. For just $12.00 each we can mail the calendar to you. To have the calendars mailed you can call us with your order at (614) 444-1123 or order through this website by clicking on the E-mail address at bottom of this screen. Don't wait! Quantities are limited.

Contact Information

To be added to the list of Volunteers, please contact us by e-mail at contactus@greenlawncemetery.org or call 614-444-1123.

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