Saving Graves is a non-profit volunteer organization made up of cemetery preservation advocates working to increase public awareness and activism in preserving, protecting and restoring endangered and forgotten cemeteries. Currently we are seeking additional volunteers to assist in the Saving Graves project at the State and (where current state coordinators exist) the County/Parish levels. If you are interested in coordinating a Saving Graves website, you should first check the current page to see if the particular area is available for adoption. If you find that it is, you are welcome to apply for the position.
What a Coordinator is:
A person or team that is knowledgeable about the area or region for which they are responsible for. Knowledge includes knowing what cemetery preservation resources are available for this particular area and where they can be found. Personal experience in this area is a bonus, but not necessarily required.
We are currently searching for volunteers in the following areas:
A State Coordinator is responsible for creating and maintaining the state level project website. They recruit and train county volunteers and usually manage a state wide mail list or discussion board for project volunteers. The state website offers general assistance to the researcher. In addition to above, the state coordinator tries to establish working relationships with other cemetery websites (that may contain information concerning the same state) and often coordinates transcription projects to benefit researchers in that state. Full details on the State Coordinator position may be found here.
As States are adopted, Saving Graves will begin to breakdown those locations by the addition of County/Parrish Coordinators. County Coordinators will manage and maintain a county website which will offer general cemetery preservation and other cemetery related information and assistance specific to the county. In addition to above, the County Coordinator tries to establish working relationships with other cemetery websites (that may contain information concerning the same county) and often coordinates transcription projects to benefit researchers in that state. Full details on the County/Parrish Coordinator position may be found at the County Coordinators Page.
Volunteer positions are available ONLY in currently adopted Counties/Parishes. If you are interested in becoming a Coordinator for a county in a state that has yet to be adopted please contact us for additional information on getting involved.