Volunteering on the Summit
2014-11-11 08:06:16.000 – Jacqueline Richard, Summit Volunteer
Mount Washington is an awe-inspiring place to be! I first came to the summit with my boyfriend, Billy Gorman, on labor day when he came up to perform some preventative maintenance on the windows in the tower. Billy and I will be working here on the summit during the construction of the bedrooms in the living quarters.
As a volunteer, it is important to be flexible and willing to “get your hands dirty”. When not cooking, I was trying to keep the living quarters clean and tidy.
Cooking for large groups is a lot of fun! In addition to the staff, I was preparing meals for the construction crew. Sitting down to family-style meals creates a comradery between the volunteers and staff.
The observatory also has a volunteer intern, Arielle Ahrens, whom we sent off with a lasagna dinner, good luck and best wishes signs, and a special dessert of blueberry pie. She is a very special young woman and will surely be missed.
I look forward to returning next week and resuming my duties of cooking, cleaning, and creating a homey atmosphere for the staff, construction crew, and fellow volunteers.
Jacqueline Richard, Summit Volunteer