Volunteer Needs & Opportunities

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!

Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form, and you will be contacted within a couple days to review your interest and available opportunities.

Volunteer Interest Form Medical Release Form Youth Code of Conduct Volunteer Quick Guide

For More Information:

Joan Morehead, Volunteer Director
(256) 533-1365

Immediate Volunteer Needs

Updated monthly

we have a lot going on at Burritt. We need your volunteer help. We have great opportunities for teens to get their required volunteer hours for school at our summer day camps. They stay busy, have fun, and have a learning experience as a counselor.

  • CITY LIGHTS AND STARS – June 9th, June 30th, July 21st and August 11th . This is for directing parking, selling tickets and serving dinners. Let me know your best dates if you have not signed up yet.
    Around the World in Five Days – {June 5 – 9} – Have you ever visited another country? Have you ever wanted to? We’ll imagine that we’re travelling around the globe when you come to this camp that’s all about geographic exploration.
    Gross Out with Fresh Air Family – {June 12 – 16} – Once again, Burritt is proud to partner with Fresh Air Family for Gross Out Camp! We are excited to work with this Birmingham-based group as they bring their special blend of “Ewww!” and “Awesome!” to Huntsville.
    Keepers of the Earth – {June 19 – 23} – Discover the culture, crafts, and lifestyle of the Southeastern Indians. Learn about early Indians of the Paleo, Woodland and Mississippian eras as well as the more recent Cherokee that lived right here in Alabama.
    Wild World of Animals – {June 26 – 30} – Discover fun facts about unique animals from around the world. Explore our barnyard as you meet and learn about our farm animals. Hike our woodland trails to learn about habitats and spy the mountain wildlife.
    Fiddle Dee Dee with HSO Symphony School – {July 10 – 14} – Burritt and HSO’s Symphony School are excited to partner for our 7th year of violin camp! This perennial favorite offers campers the opportunity to receive quality instruction on the violin from the Symphony School’s experienced staff, plus the crafts, games, and active fun that Burritt does best.
    Geology Really Rocks! – {July 17 -21} – Did you know there is gold in the hills of Alabama? Join us to discover where and when the Southern gold rush happened. Let’s investigate different types of rocks right here in Alabama. Campers will become Junior Geologists as they explore, hike, view a real coal mine, learn about and make their own fossil, and take home their own geode.
    Eco Adventures – {July 24 -28} – Come take a fresh look at nature when you join us on an Eco Adventure! Our days in the great outdoors will have us using our senses on the trails, playing out on the green, and exploring our relationship with nature.
  • Historic Cabin Presenters – Flexible schedule.  Whittle your time away!
  • Mansion Docent – 1/2 Day Weekly or Monthly
  • Clerical Assistance – 1/2 Day Weekly, Experience with Excel & Word necessary, Database experience a must
  • Burritt Brigade – 9:00 – noon every other Monday

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!

Burritt Museum Guild

The BMG has been the museum’s primary force for more than 50 years. They support every aspect of the museum which includes many of our events.  The Guild is also its own entity. It meets  monthly, usually the 4th Monday of the month. Click here to find out more about the Guild and how you can become part of this amazing team.

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.

Delivery Crew

The Delivery Crew members deliver posters, calendars, and brochures to businesses in and around Huntsville. Media deliveries occur about once a month.

Education Docent

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

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.

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.

Special Events Assistant

Special events assistants collect tickets at plays, concerts, and events. They also serve dinners, bartend, 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.

Recording Your Volunteer Hours

Recording your hours helps Burritt acknowledge all your hard work and receive funding through grants, which helps maintain and improve this historic venue. Please help us keep our records correct by keeping track of your hours, and be sure to include your travel time in your total.

There are several ways to record your hours:

Record Your Hours Online

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