Volunteering with the Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery

Work Mornings

Second Saturday of every month, 9.30am – 12 noon.

Lend a hand and help us care for and conserve for a beautiful, historic cemetery.

Tasks include litter picking, cutting back shrubs, weeding, tidying graves and more. There is something for everyone. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear and bring your own gloves and litter pickers where possible. All other equipment will be sanitised before and and after use. 

We are very grateful to Adrian Welch Glass & Glazing for letting us use the washing and toilet facilities in his premises during these sessions.

If you are planning on attending a work morning please e-mail info@fohpc.org.uk

Please read Risk Assessments before attending any work mornings.


Uncovering the interesting histories of those buried in the cemetery is a really fascinating part of the work of the Friends. This includes looking at birth, marriage, death records, census returns, newspaper articles and more to piece together the interesting life stories of Doncastrians of the past. 

We are looking for people with an interest in and experience of family history research, a keen eye for detail and a passion for all things historical!  

A census return of the Stirling family 

Get In Touch

If you would like to get involved, email us with information about what kind of volunteering you’d like to do and some information about yourself. We will get back to you as soon as we can.