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: Kristina West

Each month, Burritt on the Mountain recognizes a volunteer who goes above and beyond to assist our guests and staff. We celebrate Kristina West as Volunteer of the Month.

This year, Kristina has volunteered over 100 hours helping with Special Events. Cooper Murray, Special Events Director notes “that Kristina is a fantastic volunteer who is always willing to assist where needed. Her enthusiasm and “can do this” personality have contributed to the success of Burritt’s Special Events.

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

How did you get involved with Burritt on the Mountain? About a year ago, I decided that I would like to get more involved in volunteering and to do so at a place where my 9 yr. old daughter would also be welcomed to volunteer. I remember going to Burritt many times as a child and often thinking how one day I would like to be a part of all that they do. I love that I have been able to introduce my child to Burritt and for us to volunteer together at events throughout the year.

What do you find most rewarding? What I find most rewarding in my time volunteering at Burritt on the Mountain are the people with which I work and serve. The staff is amazing, all are so friendly, and appreciative of the volunteers. Also, I have enjoyed getting to know and building friendships with fellow volunteers that at times I see on a weekly basis. My volunteer days at Burritt on the Mountain are always great days!

What do you think makes Burritt such a special place? Burritt is such a special place as it provides something for everyone of all ages. Burritt works hard to preserve history, educate, teach as well as provide wonderful opportunities for socialization and volunteerism; it truly is a gem of our community!

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

Won’t you volunteer with us too?

Past Winners

October 2022- Kris Castillo
September 2022- Dawn Pumpelly
August 2022- Abbie and Wellington Moore
July 2022- Sherry Hilley
June 2022- Barbara Buckner
May 2022- RyAuna Jones
April 2022- Kelly Flowers
March 2022- Vicky Yager
February 2022 – Cindy Griner
January 2022 – Randy Crouse
December 2021 – Ann Kvach
November 2021 – Sherry and Royce Boyer
October 2021 – Lowell Zoller

2021 Burritt Volunteer of the Year Award: Dick Christiansen

Each year, Burritt on the Mountain recognizes a volunteer who goes above and beyond to assist guests and staff. This year, we celebrate Dick Christiansen who has given 589 hours of his valued time sharing his skills and talents. For his dedication, he has also earned the President’s Volunteer Service Gold Medal Award.

In 2020, Dick joined Burritt’s volunteer team helping with our Adopt-A-Mile program. He has made a huge difference on the drive up the mountain on Monte Sano Blvd. keeping the roadway clean and picking up litter. His efforts make the drive so welcoming to Burritt and the mountain community.

Dick also maintains 4 miles of hiking trails on Burritt’s property by clearing deadfall and keeping the trails safe. He say’s “Walking the mountain is far more enjoyable than exercising at the gym!”

We greatly appreciate Dick’s efforts to help fulfill Burritt’s mission to enhance lives in our community.