Volunteers Needed: Clean-Up in Valence Cemetery on May 3, 2016

SOC volunteer clean-up

On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 from 9 am – 12 pm, Save Our Cemeteries will be supervising a community clean-up of Valence Cemetery. We are looking for dedicated volunteers from the community, with the goal of making significant strides clipping ferns and invasive vegetation, and removing trash from the cemetery.

No special skills are needed, but plan to wear clothing and footwear appropriate for potentially messy, outside work. We will supply gloves, hand tools and other cleaning materials and supplies.

If you are interested in volunteering for this clean-up, please email your contact information to stephanie@saveourcemeteries.org.

Valence Cemetery, located at 2000 Valence Street, between S. Saratoga and Danneel Streets in uptown New Orleans, was established in 1867. Once known as City Cemetery before the town of Jefferson City was annexed into New Orleans in 1870, the name was later changed to Valence Cemetery.

Press Release: Save Our Cemeteries Seeks Volunteers For Valence Cemetery Clean-up (April 18, 2016 – PDF)

15th Annual A Run Through History A Success!

Save Our Cemeteries would like to thank all those who participated in our 15th Annual A Run Through History, 1-mile and 5K run/walk this past Sunday, April 17th, 2016 in Metairie Cemetery. We would also like to thank everyone at New Orleans Running Systems, Inc. and Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home for helping to put it all together. Y’all made it a resounding success!

Here’s some video of the race from our friends at WWL-TV New Orleans, give it a watch…


Direct Link:
“Unique Course Takes Fundraiser Run Through A Cemetery” (WWL-TV New Orleans, April 17, 2016 – Broadcast Video – Online)

Volunteers Needed For A Run Through History Run/Walk

We are in need of a few volunteers to assist with hospitality at the 15th Annual A Run Through History, 1-mile and 5K run/walk, this Sunday morning, April 17th, 2016. Volunteers should plan to arrive between 7:30 and 8:00 am. Anyone interested in volunteering should sign up with Linda Hof at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home. Her email address is Linda.Hof@dignitymemorial.com. Thank You!

Save Our Cemeteries Seeking Part-Time Bookkeeper

Posted 3/28/16

Save Our Cemeteries is currently seeking a Part-Time Bookkeeper.

Bookkeeper Position — Save Our Cemeteries

Position Type: Part-time / Contract

Position Summary:

The bookkeeper records financial transactions and creates financial reports based on the recorded information. The information is entered into QuickBooks 2015 accounting software from such source documents as invoices, credit and debit transactions, and cash receipts. The bookkeeper also reconciles accounts to ensure their accuracy. Reports are to be generated monthly for the V.P. of Finance and Save Our Cemeteries’ Board of Directors to analyze prior to monthly meetings.

Duties Include:

1. Recording receipts and entering the information into QuickBooks 2015 software on a weekly basis
2. Conducting a monthly reconciliation of every bank account
3. Conducting periodic reconciliation of all accounts to ensure their accuracy
4. Issuing financial statements to the Executive Director via email no later than one week prior to monthly Board of Directors and/or Executive Committee meetings
5. Providing information/accountant’s copies to the organization’s external accounting firm
6. Compiling information for external accounting firm for the annual 990 tax form
7. Maintaining an orderly accounting filing system, chart of accounts, and annual budget
8. Calculating variances from the budget and reporting any issues to the Executive Director
9. Generating 1099 forms and W-2 forms for Save Our Cemeteries’ contractors and reporting information to the IRS
10. Complying with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements
11. Providing support to the Executive Director regarding financial reporting as requested
Desired Qualifications: An Associate’s degree in accounting or business administration or equivalent business experience, as well as a knowledge of bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting principles. Candidates must have a working knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software.

This is a part-time contract position. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

To apply, please submit a resume via email – director@saveourcemeteries.org or send to:

Amanda Walker, Executive Director
Save Our Cemeteries
1539 Jackson Avenue, Suite 415
New Orleans, LA 70130

Deadline to apply is Friday, April 22, 2016.

Save Our Cemeteries is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and protection of the historic cemeteries of New Orleans through restoration, education and advocacy.


2016 Easter Weekend Schedule

2016 Easter Weekend Schedule

The archdiocese will close St. Louis Cemetery #1 early on Good Friday, March 25th, 2016 at 2:00 pm.

Save Our Cemeteries’ last tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 on Good Friday, March 25th, 2016 will be at 11:30 am due to the early closure of the cemetery by the archdiocese. There will be NO 1 pm tour.

There will be NO cemetery tours on Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2016.