Join us for a day of service on Monday, January 20 as VCU faculty, staff and students volunteer with the Historic Evergreen Cemetery restoration project from 8:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. After the project, please join us for lunch (provided) and small group reflection about our experiences in the University Student Commons.
**About Historic Evergreen Cemetery**
Evergreen is the resting place for thousands of individuals who faced segregation, discrimination, and racial violence while contributing in important ways to the city’s—and the nation’s—vibrant social, political, intellectual, and religious life. Among those who rest here are such luminaries as Maggie L. Walker, John Mitchell, Jr., Dr. Sarah Garland Boyd Jones, and Rev. J. Andrew Bowler.
More than 10,000 lesser-known Richmond heroes are buried throughout Evergreen’s 60 acres. We invite you to make history with us by becoming involved and helping to honor those resting in this long-neglected national treasure!
Volunteers will remove vegetation and litter and uncover Richmond history.
In the event of inclement weather, you will be contacted by email with project updates, cancellations, and/or available alternatives.
Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. All tools will be provided. Please bring a water bottle if you have one.
Historic Evergreen Cemetery (transportation from Student Commons provided)