Supporting OCS

  • Make a Donation – Your support for preserving our old cemeteries and increasing
    public awareness of their heritage value is important. Your donation is tax deductible and a receipt will be issued for tax purposes.
  • Become a Member – As a member of the Society, you will receive the following:
    • A subscription to our newsletter published every two months.
    • The opportunity to participate in the society’s work through various committees and projects.
    • The right to vote at the annual general meeting.
    • Discounts on searches of the Society’s database of burial records for Ross Bay Cemetery and other queries.
    • Discount on our Sunday walking tours.
    • Invitations to special events.
  • Membership Fees:
    • Effective January 2011 membership in the Old Cemeteries Society will be for a calendar year. That is, membership fees will be due in January and will cover the period January to December.
    • For 2012 and subsequent years, memberships purchased prior to July 1 will cost the full annual fee and will cover the period to December 31 of that year.
    • Memberships purchased after June 30 will cost half the annual fee and will cover the period to December 31 of that year.
    • If you have any questions, please see our Contact page
    • Membership: Adult $30/yr; Student $20/yr; Household $45/yr.
  • Volunteer for OCS

For current opportunities contact OCS at 250.598.8870 or email oldcem@pacificcoast.net, subject line “Volunteer”.

  • Office assistance: assist with office and administrative tasks
  • Tours: assist with special walking tours and school tours
  • Conservation: cleaning and restoring gravestones and monuments
  • Recording: measuring markers and describing type, location and inscriptions.

To donate, volunteer, or become a member of The Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria
Please use this printable application form
or visit our Contact page