The Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery is always looking for dedicated and motivated volunteers of all ages and backgrounds who can donate a few hours of their time on a weekly or monthly basis to assist with the organization’s educational and operational development. Laurel Hill is especially interested in individuals with past experience working as tour guides or researchers, and who would be willing to aid the Cemetery in this same capacity.

Why volunteer at Laurel Hill?

  • It is a great way to become involved with one of Philadelphia’s most unique sites.
  • It is an excellent opportunity to work in a beautiful historic setting.
  • You are certain to learn interesting stories and facts about our city’s past.
  • You will meet new people, including staff, peers and visitors.
  • You will have the chance to make a difference for an important historic landmark.
  • You will gather a lifetime of interesting dinner conversation.

Involvement in organizations such as the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery is the type of participation that has historically helped to build our nation, proving that America is at heart a land of dedicated and concerned citizens. The rewards of civic engagement are not just beneficial for the individual—linked to happier and healthier lives—but are ultimately witnessed in better schools, safer communities, more productive economies and more responsive governments. We welcome your interest.

Special Events and Project Volunteers

By emailing volunteers@thelaurelhillcemetery.org with your name, you will be added to our email list where we send out calls for volunteers for upcoming events and special projects. That list of events, each with a link to sign up, can also be found on this page and will be updated periodically.

Tour Guides

If you are interested in joining our team of dedicated volunteer tour guides, please contact tours@thelaurelhillcemetery.org.


Are you a student? Do you need to meet an internship requirement or have an independent study course? The Friends of Laurel Hill can accommodate one student per semester and will work with the student to design an internship that meets both the academic needs of the student and organizational needs of The Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery. Please email volunteers@thelaurelhillcemetery.org if you are interested in interning with The Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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