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350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
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293 Second Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451
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565 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 304-4648
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1577 Falmouth Road, Centerville, MA 02632
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400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844
(978) 687-7453
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347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970
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Hillside Cemetery Gardening Volunteer – Methuen


Hillside volunteers contribute to the upkeep and beautification of Hillside Acre Animal Cemetery during the late spring, summer, and fall. Operated by the MSPCA at Nevins Farm for over 100 years, Hillside provides a tranquil resting place for pets. Staff and volunteers keep the space well-maintained through landscaping, weeding, and watering.


  • Volunteers will weed, water, rake, and perform general clean-up of burial sites and cemetery grounds.
  • Volunteers may be asked to assist with planting, trimming, and pruning.
  • Assist staff with miscellaneous tasks as needed.


  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. At times, volunteers will have little to no supervision and will still be expected to efficiently complete their tasks.
  • Ability to perform physical labor for duration of shift, carry full 2 gallon water cans throughout cemetery, and lift up to 30lbs.
  • This role requires the ability to work outside in hot, sunny, and humid conditions for two consecutive hours.
  • This role involves walking, standing, kneeling, and bending for extended periods. The terrain is uneven in some areas, with trip hazards including burial stones.
  • Past landscaping or gardening experience is a plus.


Other Requirements:

  • Applicants for this role must have a valid driver’s license and their own personal vehicle.
  • Attendance at a virtual orientation is required prior to your start date.


Time Commitment:

  • A weekly 2 hour shift on a set day and time. Volunteers are not expected to show for this task on rainy days, as watering is then not needed.
  • Current available shifts are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:30am-10:30am.
  • At this time, we are seeking applicants who can stay through sometime in late September or early October.


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