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Volunteer at Brooklyn Cemetery!

Last date was Monday, April 25th, 2016 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
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Positions0 Open Positions Remaining (see below)
Shared WithUniversity of Georgia
Age Limit18 and up

Hidden in the woods behind Clarke Middle School in Athens, Georgia is a portal to another time.  Concealed by vines and brambles, Brooklyn Cemetery is an African American cemetery which was used primarily from the 1880s to the 1990s.  Those who were laid to rest here mostly lived in the Brooklyn/Hawthorne area of Athens.  Nature and time have laid claim to much of the cemetery; some tombstones have fallen and are covered with ivy, other graves are completely unmarked.

The purpose of this service project is to not only educate participants of the historical significance of the cemetery but to also aid in the ongoing beautification, preservation, and research of a once lost landmark of the African American community in Athens, Georgia. Volunteers will work to remove overgrowth, fallen limbs, and underbrush from the grave sites.  

We volunteer on an ongoing basis at the cemetery.  Once you sign-up, a Service Ambassadors will be in touch with you with more information about what to expect and transportation to the site.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact any of the following Service Ambassadors:

Elizabeth Hardister:
Jason Kim:   
Diane Park: 

Visit Brooklyn Cemetery's website.
Like Friends of Brooklyn's Facebook page.

Liability waiver.
PerksTransportation can be provided.
Parking DetailsEnter and park on the Alps Road/ West Lake Drive side of Clarke Middle School.
CausesCommunity General Service Race & Ethnicity
SkillsLandscaping Mulching Remove Debris
21 Positions Filled | 14 Impacts | 40 Hours

Location: 820 West Lake Drive, Athens, GA 30606, United States

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