Volunteer: Tree Care at Mt. Olivet Cemetery

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Mt. Olivet Cemetery

1300 Bladensburg Rd NE

Washington, DC 20002

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Help Casey Trees care for vulnerable young trees and give them a leg up in becoming an important part of our growing tree canopy! We will be watering, weeding and mulching.

** IMPORTANT: The Tuesday before this event, we will send a logistics and directions email with detailed information about how to get to the site. You will receive this email ONLY if you are signed-up for this event. **


Registration: You will be prompted to accept the Volunteer Waiver while you register for this event.

Youth Volunteers: Volunteers under 18 years of age must have their parent or legal guardian sign their consent form and be supervised by an adult at all times. If you do not have access to a printer, we will have some waivers on hand.

No specific skills required. Each event starts with a tool safety and planting demonstration. Volunteers plant alongside experienced Citizen Foresters and staff.

Arrive on time. Check-in opens a half hour prior to the indicated start time.

Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Closed toe shoes and long pants are required. Boots are preferred over sneakers.

Animals: No animals are allowed into the event, except for service animals.

Group Registration

If you represent a group (5+ people), complete the Group Volunteer Information Form and we will contact you to discuss potential volunteer opportunities.


Volunteers are welcomed in the morning with granola bars for breakfast. Drinking water is available throughout the event. Bring your own refillable bottle or cup if you would like to reduce the number of single-use cups Casey Trees will provide.

Getting There

Parking: Parking is available at the cemetery entrance. Carpooling is encouraged to reduce the number of vehicles.

Public Transportation: The closest metro rail station (NoMa-Gallaudet University on the Red Line) is about 2 miles away from the cemetery. The B2 bus can be picked up from the Stadium Armory metro rail station (Blue, Orange, Silver Lines) and it drops off at Bladensburg Road and the 1600 block, which is just across the street from the cemetery.

Support Casey Trees

Become a Casey Trees Member today and receive some incredible perks and benefits – all while doing your part to help build a greener place to live for us all. Casey Trees relies on the support of friends, neighbors and volunteers like you to make our work possible. Thank you for your help!

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Mt. Olivet Cemetery

1300 Bladensburg Rd NE

Washington, DC 20002

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