Get Involved

Get Involved

We will be starting an exciting series of projects in the "House of Life" in coming months.

Why not get involved? If you have family connections to the site, are interested in heritage, or have skills or knowledge to share with others, we want to hear from you. 

The “House of Life” aims to engage an audience of some 30,000 people over three years from among schools, local residents, Londoners and tourists.

Willesden Cemetery will become a hub for volunteering, with people of different backgrounds developing skills and working together to capture, protect and share the site’s heritage.

There will be many opportunities to volunteer in one-off, seasonal or continuing roles. Volunteers will work alongside United Synagogue staff in roles such as to plant new gardens, steward events, catalogue graves, host school groups, develop exhibitions and research histories.

The stories of people buried at Willesden and histories of the Jewish community will be told through guided walks, talks, films, signage, maps and a website.

Activities will start from later in 2018, ranging from genealogy to creative writing and photography. Temporary exhibitions will showcase Jewish history as part of local and London heritage. Visitors will be encouraged to contribute their own family’s stories to the project.

Look out here and on social media for opportunities as they come up between spring 2018 and 2020.

Register your interest in taking part: heritagevolunteers@theus.org.uk