Volunteer Recognition

Volunteers of the Month

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers for all you do to make Burritt on the Mountain a very special place!

Volunteer of the Month: Randy Crouse

Each month, Burritt on the Mountain recognizes a volunteer who goes above and beyond to assist our guests and staff.

We celebrate Randy Crouse as Volunteer of the Month. We are so thankful for his valued time and efforts to help make Burritt’s programs a success. Randy is very giving of himself and shares his musical talents at many Burritt special events, as well as, his knowledge of birding, flora and fauna with guest while leading hikes on Burritt’s many trails. His next hike is January 22, Birding at Burritt. https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/birding-at-burritt-with-audubon-society-2022/

To get to know Randy better, we asked him Why Volunteer at Burritt? in three questions:

How did you get involved with Burritt on the Mountain? I became involved through the Tennessee Valley Audubon Society where I serve on their Board of Directors. I began leading Birdwatching trips at Burritt.

What do you find most rewarding? I find interacting with the visitors, especially the kids, to be the most rewarding aspect of volunteering at Burritt.

What do you think makes Burritt such a special place? The location is first of all, a very special place atop the mountain overlooking the city. The history that is preserved here and the staff who work so hard and do so much with all the activities and events make it a very special place. The frequency and variety of these events keep the history of the area alive and make Burritt on the Mountain a fun and accessible special place to learn for the community and ensure that it will remain the crowning jewel of our city.

We can’t do what we do without great volunteers! Thank you Randy for supporting our mission.

Won’t you volunteer with us too?

Past Winners

December 2021 – Ann Kvach
November 2021 – Sherry and Royce Boyer
October 2021 – Lowell Zoller
September 2021 – The Arc of Madison County
August 2021 – Melanie Savas
July 2021 – Nancy Dickinson
June 2021 – Caroline Bendickson
May 2021 – Pam and Frank Wrabel
April 2021 – Nathaly Manuel-Avendano and Rosario Santos
March 2021 – Dick Christiansen
February 2021 – Bill Caudill
January 2021 – Al and Kate Drost

2020 Burritt Volunteer of the Year Award: Sari Oosta

Each year, Burritt on the Mountain recognizes a volunteer who goes above and beyond to assist our guests and staff. We are excited to announce Sari Oosta as the Volunteer of the Year.

In 2020, Sari volunteered approximately 200 hours focusing on the educational programming of the national women’s suffrage movement and the centennial celebration of 19th Amendment through presentations and exhibit at Burritt. Sari helps the Education Department with a variety of projects and programs and also is a mansion docent giving engaging historic information about Dr. Burritt and his unique home and current exhibits on display.

We greatly appreciate Sari’s valued time, energy, ideas and skills to help fulfill Burritt’s mission to enhance lives in our community.