DESCENDANTS OF OLIVEWOOD, INC.
What Is It? A nonprofit organization that is working to clean, beautify, and revitalize the 6-acre Olivewood Cemetery, Houston’s first incorporated African American cemetery, which had suffered decades of neglect.
Help Needed: Tasks include mowing grass, clearing weeds and brush, and planting flowers.
Minimum Age to Volunteer: None. All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
“It only takes about a week in the summer for the cemetery to be overrun with vegetation. Beyond routine mowing and weeding, we try to beautify and restore the old landscaping that has changed with time.” Tasks include mowing grass, removing vines and weeds, clearing small saplings and brush, and planting flowers.
Girls Scouts working at Olivewood