Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

We have a lot going on at Burritt and we need your help!

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Volunteers Are at the Heart of Burritt

Join us at Burritt on the Mountain through our volunteer program. Be part of the fun as we enhance lives through our educational and entertaining events. Burritt on the Mountain volunteers have the opportunity to enjoy new experiences and meet people from around the world, while having fun in a historic and family friendly atmosphere.

Burritt on the Mountain offers a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities from presenting as a docent in the Mansion, sharing crafts in the Historic Park or greeting guests as they arrive for an event, just to name a few. Whether your interest is teaching, assisting, gardening or serving, you are sure to find your niche in our volunteer program.

The benefits for volunteers:

  • Discounts of 20% in Josie’s on the day you work
  • Guest for selected events and dinners
  • Special recognition for persons with 100 or more hours per year (recorded monthly)
  • Free membership after working over 100 hours per year
  • Eligibility for Volunteer of the Month which includes a convenient parking spot for the month, special recognition and a gift from Josie’s

Sign-up Today!

Read the Volunteer Handbook, fill out the Volunteer Application Forms and submit to laura.wren@huntsvilleal.gov. We will contact you within a few days to review your interest and available opportunities.

Volunteer Handbook

Volunteer Interest Form

Record Your Volunteer Hours

For More Information:

Laura Wren, Volunteer Team Manager

Ongoing Opportunities

From the Mansion, to the Barnyard, to the Trails, Burritt is certain to have an opportunity that fits your interests.

Adopt – A – Mile Program

Collect trash along Burritt’s section of Monte Sano Boulevard. Help keep the roadway near Burritt’s entrance clean and welcoming! Bags, gloves, and trash collecting “grabbers” are provided.

Burritt Brigade

This group is composed of anyone/retirees who wants to come up on a Monday morning and lend a hand for fix it jobs, landscaping, painting or just changing light bulbs. The Burritt Brigade does it all and has fun to boot!

Camp Counselor

Camp Counselors assist with fall, spring and summer camps for kids grades K-5. Counselors should be at least 15 years old, adults or teens are welcome. Counselor shifts are Monday – Friday, 8:30am-2:30pm or 1:45-5:30pm. A brief orientation is required prior to volunteering as a counselor.

Education Docent

Education Docents help staff members conduct in-house and off-site educational programs, tours and assist with camps.

Office Assistant

Office Assistants work alongside staff members for data entry, filing, mailing, etc. Volunteers in this position should be available weekly or bi-monthly.

Living History Interpreter

Living History Interpreters welcome visitors to the historic park and interpret 19th century activities such as blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, butter churning, hand-sewing, cooking, gardening, etc. Positions may require historic costumes which we provide. Special skills in any of these areas are sought!

Mansion Docent

Greet visitors and convey historic mansion information as they tour Dr. Burritt’s unique home. Shifts are Tuesday – Saturday. Shifts from April to October are 10am-1pm and 1-4pm. November to March shifts are 9am-1pm and 1-5pm. Training and historic reference materials are provided.

Special Events Volunteer

Special events volunteers collect tickets at plays, concerts, and events. They also serve dinners, bar tend, direct parking, conduct games, assist with craft tables, serve concessions, and represent Burritt at community festivals.

Trail & Forest

Trail and forest volunteers help maintain Burritt’s hiking trails, eradicate invasive plants along the trails, and maintain gardens in the historic park.