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!

April Volunteer of the Month: Diana Sommer

Congratulations to Diana Sommer, April’s Volunteer of the Month! If you’ve attended an education event or our Children’s Camps at Burritt, chances are you’ve encountered Diana. Last year alone, Diana generously contributed over 120 volunteer hours, earning her the prestigious Gold Youth Presidential Volunteer Service Award and Burritt’s Centennial Club recognition. Remarkably, Diana’s journey with Burritt began a decade ago, initially as a camper herself!

Diana has proven to be an exceptional Camp Counselor, bringing enthusiasm and dedication to every interaction. Her passion for fostering positive experiences for children mirrors her own fond memories at Burritt. Reflecting on her involvement, Diana shared, “Personally, I find it very rewarding to see kids having the same positive experiences I had. Burritt is such a special place because it’s both enjoyable and provides a unique experience for each individual.”

Not only is Diana great at helping the campers, but she is also a delight to work with. Burritt and its campers are truly fortunate to have such a committed volunteer. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Diana for the invaluable time and talents she selflessly shares with Burritt on the Mountain.

For more information, please contact Volunteer Team Manager, Laura Wren, at laura.wren@huntsvilleal.gov or 256-705-3135.

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Past Winners

March 2024 – Phil Coker
February 2024 – Burritt Brigade
January 2024 – Lisa & Talia Eberhart
December 2023 – Tina Garbe
November 2023 – Raymond King, III
October 2023 – Alex McKinnon
September – Rick Hempstead, Nicole Schroer, Jason Thomas
August 2023 – Betty Hubbard
July 2023 – Debbie Babin
June 2023 – Paula Cushman
May 2023- Judy Berry
April 2023- Ben Kvach

2023 Burritt Volunteer of the Year Award:  Al and Kate Drost

It is with great pleasure that we extend heartfelt congratulations to Al and Kate Drost for their well-deserved recognition as recipients of the Volunteer of the Year award. Their dedication to numerous special events at Burritt on the Mountain, has been nothing short of remarkable.

Al and Kate consistently demonstrate their willingness to lend a hand in any capacity necessary. Their approach is marked by courtesy and professionalism, setting a standard for others to follow. Notably, their invaluable contributions to Cocktails at The View have been instrumental in its success. Week after week, regardless of the weather, they pour their energy into ensuring the event’s smooth operation.

Words cannot adequately convey the depth of gratitude we feel towards both Al and Kate. They epitomize the essence of teamwork and embody the spirit of service. Their presence on the mountain is akin to discovering precious gems – rare, invaluable, and cherished.

Once again, congratulations to Al and Kate Drost. Your commitment to volunteerism is an inspiration to us all.