Getting Started! Volunteer Forms
Volunteers are needed in so many areas - greeting visitors, leading tours, teaching children, helping with the trails and gardens, demonstrating 19th century skills, assisting with fund raisers and much, much more. To get started volunteering at Burritt, please Email the Volunteer Coordinator, or call 256-533-1365, and ask to have your email address added to our "Volunteer Opportunities" email alerts. Our Volunteer Interest form describes some of our volunteer positions, so please fill out the form and check the areas that sound interesting to you so we'll know a little more about what you're looking for. The Medical Release and Youth Questionnaire/Code of Conduct forms are for volunteers under the age of 18 (the medical form must be signed by a parent or guardian). All three forms may be either mailed to the address on the interest form, or may be dropped off on your next visit to Burritt. It's easy to get started, and we'd love to have you join us!
2013 Volunteer Opportunities
Summer Camp: Join us at Nature Rangers Camp as camp counselor for kids grades K-5, Mon thru Fri, for 6 weeks of camp this summer.
Two camp counselor shifts are available each day (8:30am-2:30pm/1:45pm-5:30pm), or we'll work with your schedule. This is a great way for teens to earn service hours, for college students to gain early-childhood experience, or for teachers or teacher-wannabes to brush up on their skills for a week.
The Whimsical Woods characters: Would you like to join us as a The Whimsical Woods volunteer this spring and summer? If you enjoy dressing up in costumes, being outdoors, and working with kids, then you'll be a perfect fit for Whimsical Woods (now through Sept 2, 2013).
TWW volunteer shifts (4 hours each)
- DATES: June 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, July 8-12, 15-19
- Mandatory camp counselor orientation (for new volunteers): Thursday, May 30, 3:30 - 4:30pm in the Burritt classroom.
Want to learn more about The Whimsical Woods before you volunteer? Call 256-533-1365 for more information.
City Lights & Stars: Our summer concert series dates are: May 24, June 14, July 5 & 26, August 16. Volunteers are needed to bartend, park, and serve dinners at each of the Friday night concerts.
- Tues-Fri: 11:00am-3:00pm
- Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm or 12:30-4:30pm
- Sunday: 12:30-4:30pm
Some of our ongoing Volunteer Opportunities....
Trail Clearing Volunteers
Are you a nature-lover who loves the peaceful solitude of a mountain hiking trail? Well, Burritt's trails are here for your hiking pleasure, but we need the help of volunteers like you to keep them clean and safe. We'd like to invite you to come up anytime during our normal business hours to help clear the trails while you hike. Remove invasive plants, fallen branches, and anything else that might get in the way of the safety and enjoyment of hikers. Bring your own gloves and tools, or call ahead and we'll have some waiting for you or your group. When you're done, please record your hours in the Welcome Center, or you can email them anytime to
SAFETY: Hiking and clearing the trails at Burritt is a great way to get outdoors, fit in a little exercise, enjoy the clean mountain air, and spend time with family and friends. However, safety is an important aspect of any outdoor activity, and the guidelines below will ensure your volunteer experience is a fun and safe one:
Stop in at the Welcome Center to let them know you're on the trails (Tues-Sun; closed Mon).
Delivery Crew Members Needed
One of the ways Burritt lets folks know what's happening on the mountain is through posters, calendars, and flyers. Posting these all over the valley is a daunting task, and we can't do it alone -- so we rely on volunteers to help us out. We're currently looking for a few new volunteers to join our Delivery Crew. Interested? If you spend time on the roads of Huntsville, Hampton Cove, or any surrounding areas and would enjoy stopping at local restaurants and businesses to drop off calendars and put up posters, then give us a call at 256-533-1365.
Volunteers Needed for Special Events!
There's something for every volunteer's style at Burritt!
During the year we need volunteers for ongoing positions and at various events such as:
- Parking Assistants at concerts and festivals
- Greeters at Murder Mysteries and festivals
- Museum tour guides (Docents)
- Office Workers (data entry, filing)
- Candle-lighters at Candlelight Christmas and Holiday Magic
- Food & beverage servers at concerts, murder mysteries, festivals
- Set up/Clean up for all events
- Camp Counselors for spring, summer, and fall kids' camps
- Store Helpers at Josie's in the Welcome Center
- Play Ushers/Ticket takers at the old church
- Trail clearing
- Weeding around our historic cabins, gardens & mansion
- Delivery Crew to drop off posters, calendars, brochures around town
- Craft helpers at our children's tables at festivals, community events
- Historic Park 1800s & 1900s interpreters (historic clothing)
- Adopt-a-Mile program (clean along Burritt's Monte Sano road frontage)
... and more!
Call the Volunteer Coordinator at 256-533-1365 or email
Congratulations, Volunteers of the Month!
May 2013: Sheila Anderson
April 2013: Karen Sullivan
March 2013: Amy Harbarger
Feb 2013: Mary Beth Walker
Jan 2013: Burritt's Holiday Decorations Committee: Sharlene Coker, Susan Sommers, Linda Duncan, Karen Sullivan, & Lynette Fairlamb
Dec 2012: Jan Anderson
Nov 2012: Elsie Peterson
Oct 2012: Burritt's Blacksmiths: Ron Thomas, Kevin Yarbrough, Phil Coker, Steven Bartlett, and others.
Sept 2012: Allie Swann
Aug 2012: Adopt-a-Mile Crew: Buzz Heeschen, Callie Vincent, Claudia Conn, Fred Ecklund, Linda Spalla, and Elsie Peterson
July 2012: Media Delivery Crew: Sue & Jeff Seward, Cheryl Campbell, & Tom Morehead
June 2012: Bill Nunn
May 2012: Aelwyn Thomas
(NOTE: All volunteers who record their hours are eligible for Volunteer of the Month selection)
Selected Volunteers of the Month receive a gift from Josie's Gift Shop, a mention on this website and in our member newsletter, and they enjoy a reserved up-close parking spot during their month. Please remember to record your hours in the book located in the Welcome Center, or you may record your hours by emailing to
, or calling them in to the Volunteer Coordinator at (256) 533-1365.
Volunteerism and Donations at Burritt on the Mountain
Volunteerism and donations come in so many packages. THANK YOU Turner Construction for bringing your expertise to Burritt on the Mountain to help a beloved structure prepare for a whole new season of brides and concerts. Your contribution to Burritt will be enjoyed for years to come!
How could we do without them? Hopefully, they know how much we appreciate their contribution to the experience that is: Burritt on the Mountain!
Volunteering at Burritt on the Mountain is as varied as the Mountain itself. Opportunities include mansion docent, Historic Park interpreter, trail upkeep, data entry, parking attendant during festivals, ticket taker at our plays and so much more. Read on for further opportunities!
To find out more, contact our volunteer coordinator at
or call (256) 533-1365. We look forward to hearing from you!