Grounds: Open everyday
of the year Dawn to Dusk 

Office: 9am-12pm  1pm-4pm
Monday - Friday 

Oakwood Cemetery 

763 Portage Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14301 

Office/Fax: 716.284.5131 


Oakwood Cemetery Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a wonderful way to show your support for Oakwood Cemetery.  The history of the place, and the stories of those who rest here, tell the story of Niagara Falls—our story.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information on our volunteer opportunities, please contact Tim Baxter at (716) 284-5131 or by email.

Docent/Tour Guide

Docents inspire a love of local history by guiding youth and adult educational tours of Oakwood Cemetery. 

We are reaching out to our area schools to provide students with an opportunity to meet their local history in person.  Docents will be needed to guide students on their tours.

Also, the goal is to provide weekly public tours.  Western New Yorkers as well as out of town tourists are interested in our Stunters.  Oakwood Cemetery has the only section devoted toward Niagara's Stunters.

Portable microphones are available for use by tour guides only.


Assist the staff with designing maintaining Oakwood’s tranquil gardens and the almost 300 trees on the cemetery grounds. 

Days and times are flexible.  This is a wonderful opportunity to volunteer outdoors in a peaceful setting and at your own pace. 

Master Gardeners are welcome and encouraged to inquire about fulfilling their service requirements at Oakwood!

Restoration Crew

Oakwood is known for its amazing collection of monuments that date back to the mid 1800s. 

Members of the Restoration Crew assist with the cleaning and restoration of monuments under the guidance of Oakwood staff. 

Days and times are flexible.  Training is provided.

Costume Tour Actor

Assume the character of someone featured on the popular yearly costume walking tour.

Period costumes are worn.  Individual written scripts are provided for you to portray your character.

Indulge the performer in yourself!

Special Events Volunteer

Oakwood is an active cemetery that offers many enjoyable programs and special events. 

Several special events are held throughout the year including the Annie Edson Taylor's Birthday (October), the Niagara Beautification the Stunters Weekend (June), and the hope is to provide weekly tours to the public.

Volunteers assist in a variety of capacities, from registering participants to directing guests, to handing out informational materials and simply greeting the public. 

Office Assistant

Office volunteers assist the Oakwood staff, particularly the Oakwood historian, with special projects. 

Recent projects have included creating a photographic database of existing headstones, clipping and filing newspaper articles, and other specialed archival projects.

If you would like to volunteer as an Office Assistant, we ask that you have computer experience, especially with the Microsoft Office Suite. 

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