Save Austin's Cemeteries is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the city-owned historic cemeteries in Austin through documentation, preservation, and education and promoting them as local and state cultural resources. Save Austin's Cemeteries (SAC) hosts tours, produces events, researches history, and educates visitors about the importance of cemeteries as a cultural resource.
Get involved by donating, volunteering, or attending a program or event.
The Oakwood Cemetery Chapel has part-time employees that help create our research and assist visitors in learning about Texas history and the surrounding Cemetery. Some of these staff members are college students completing work internship programs in subjects including Museum Studies, Urban Studies, GIS, History, Preservation, and other fields. The City of Austin Youth Initiatives Office also places high school interns at our site.
In summer, the Chapel is a home base for the Parks and Recreation Department's Austin Civilian Conservation Corps youth job training program. Corp Members work at all of the Museums and Cultural Centers sites to receive job training in the museums field while learning about the equity and environmental initiatives of the Parks and Recreation Department. The paid summer program is approximately 8 weeks long and 20 hours per week. Email if interested in applying.