Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum volunteers share their time and talent because they care about our mission and vision. Whether as a greeter in the office, a horticulturist in the garden or as a Master Guide giving a tour, each volunteer supports the efforts of preservation, education, and cultural enhancement of the cemetery.

To become a volunteer, complete thisĀ Volunteer Application and email it to or call (314)-381-0750, ext. 202 for more information. Applications may also be faxed to 314-381-0751.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers assisting in the front office.

Greeters serve to enhance the experience of visitors to the cemetery and arboretum.

Guides lead historical, architectural, and landscape tours through the grounds by bus, foot, car, or bike.

Research volunteers help archive materials and discover new information and historical facts about persons and events relating to Bellefontaine.

Horticulture volunteers assist with maintaining the arboretum and gardens throughout the grounds.

Gardening volunteers planting at the lower lake

Giving to Bellefontaine Cemetery

Become a Friend of Bellefontaine Cemetery. To make a gift to the Friends of Bellefontaine, you can call Joe Shields at 314-381-0750, or you can donate online in three ways:


On our website,
Using VENMO,
Using PayPal,