City News

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option
City Newsroom

Volunteers Needed for Community Clean-up of Agnew’s Historic Cemetery and Museum and Mission City Memorial Park

Join our Volunteer Work Party

Post Date:08/12/2019 2:32 PM

Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join our Volunteer Work Party this Wednesday! Stay for entire shift or part of the day to help out.

Volunteers and staff will meet at Agnew's Historic Cemetery and Museum (1250 Hope Drive, Santa Clara) on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. to perform clean-up of the park. Help with tasks to trim bushes, pick up tree debris, cut grass, pull weeds and more.

  • Wear long pants and shirts, closed toe shoes, hats, sunscreen and bring water in your reusable bottle.
  • If volunteers do not have personal protective equipment such as gloves and safety glasses, we can provide them.  Additionally, we have hand tools available for use.

Saturday, October 5, 2019
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join our Volunteer Work Party coming up on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Mission City Memorial Park. Stay for the entire shift or part of the day to help out.

Volunteers and staff will meet at Mission City Memorial Park (420 N. Winchester Blvd. Santa Clara), between Newhall Street and Pruneridge Avenue, on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. to perform clean-up of the park. Help with tasks to trim bushes, pick up tree debris, cut grass, pull weeds and more.. 

  • Wear long pants and shirts, closed toe shoes, hats, sunscreen and bring water in your reusable bottle.
  • If volunteers do not have personal protective equipment such as gloves and safety glasses, we can provide them.  Additionally, we have hand tools available for use.

Sign up to Volunteer!

Contact Phil Orr at  408-615-3790 or email Cemetery@SantaClaraCA.gov or in person at Mission City Memorial Park located at 420 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara.  

  • Adults interested in volunteering with the City of Santa Clara are asked to complete application and release of liability form, available at http://santaclaraca.gov/residents/volunteer
  • Minors are asked to additionally complete a release of liability form signed by their parent(s) or legal guardian.
  • Note: Parks and Recreation Department potential volunteers are fingerprinted by the Santa Clara Police Department and cleared with the Department of Justice.
  • Schedule a volunteer work party with your group! Let us know what dates and staff will work with you to set-up.

Background

The Mission City Memorial Park (MCMP), a 25 acre park, is one of two City cemeteries that the City of Santa Clara maintains. The amount of labor required to accomplish the more detailed grounds maintenance at MCMP has recently increased with the discontinued use of Roundup (a toxic chemical which was used in the past to control weeds and grasses around headstones, flat markers, curb lines, and pathways): three full-time Grounds Maintenance staff have been supporting the MCMP. To improve MCMP maintenance, the City recently hired two additional part-time staff. The City is reviewing long term permanent staffing levels and evaluating alternatives to chemical use strategies that are more efficient for maintaining the MCMP in the long-term. 

We want to thank the community for their patience. 

Return to full list >>
View Full Site