In celebration of National Volunteer month, Barrington’s White House is pleased to announce that it has received the “Best Use of Volunteers” Award from the Barrington Area Community Foundation.
Barrington’s White House has a dedicated corps of over 50 volunteers who assist our community’s cultural and community center as ushers for events, historical docents, and as assistants in fundraising, grant writing, marketing, and board oversight. These selfless volunteers had donated between 25 to 100 hours each, acting as ambassadors for our community so visitors and program attendees feel welcomed. Many have spent countless hours researching the history of Barrington’s White House and the Village of Barrington, especially in finding images and articles that help add color to the historical docent tours.
“Barrington’s White House has a truly amazing group of volunteers that keep this venue running smoothly,” says White House Director Beth Raseman. “They donate over 1,600 hours per year, and their experience helps to fully develop and implement new programs while allowing our staff to focus on running the house in a sustainable way. Their support has been invaluable.”
The $1,500 grant will be used for additional volunteer training through the creation of a training video and documentation; recognition for the volunteer staff in the form of a new service pin; and an expanded thank you reception to recognize the commitment of the volunteer staff for their service.
Barrington’s White House is a unique, historic venue located in the heart of downtown Barrington at 145 West Main Street. This meticulously restored 1898 mansion hosts cultural and community events, and is also available for rental for weddings, corporate meetings, non-profit fundraisers and family celebrations. Visit the web site or call 224-512-4292 for your private tour.