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 plethora of events to share and would love for you to join us at Burritt as a volunteer. Be a part of the fun as we enhance lives through our educational and entertaining events.

  • April 17-21, 2017-Sewing Bee 9-4 each day this week in the Trillium Room. Help one day or more.  Bring your machine, sewing kit, scissors and  experience.  This is from cutting threads to ironing to machine sewing.
  • Garden Gurus– We need your help. This event will be every other Thursday from 9:00-11:00.  Help us identify and pull weeds and plant flowers as needed.  You can even adopt your own little section. We have tools and supplies. Let me know if you have a better time or date to work independently.
  • Field Trip Docents– Come spend 1-2  half days a month presenting to students on field trips!  Watch the students as you unlock their minds to the importance of history and science!  Where does butter come from?  What do blacksmiths do? Why were there animals on the farm?
  • City Lights and StarsConcerts May 12th,  May 26th , June 9th, June 30th, July 21st and August 11th. We need your help serving and parking for the concerts this summer.
  • Celtic DayMay 13th from 9:30-3:00. Come share your heritage or help with crafts and games
  • Stories Under the StarsMay 18th,   June 15th , and July 27th  from 5:30-9:00.
  • 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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