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: Barbara Buckner

Each month, Burritt on the Mountain recognizes a volunteer who goes above and beyond to assist our guests and staff. We celebrate Barbara Buckner as Volunteer of the Month. She is a big help to Special Events Director, Cooper Murray, getting everything ready for Cocktails at The View and Dinners at The View, as well as, other special events. She is always available to lend a helping hand!

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

How did you get involved with Burritt on the Mountain? I got involved with Burritt when I retired. The history of the place and the events for the public were the big draws.

What do you find most rewarding? Working with the staff and other volunteers and meeting the guests is most rewarding.

What do you think makes Burritt such a special place? The variety of opportunities for volunteering and Burritt is a unique place in Huntsville for guests to visit, especially now that we’re the best place in the country!

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

Won’t you volunteer with us too?

Past Winners

April 2022- RyAuna Jones
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
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

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.