BEFORE YOU APPLY, Please read the following information thoroughly.

We want your experience as a TRMF volunteer to be a positive one. It is important to be aware of the expectations and responsibilities that come with the territory!

DESCRIPTION OF VOLUNTEER SEASONS

Please read these descriptions carefully. It will help you select the season that best fits your skills and abilities.

SPRING INTO RETAIL

THE “GETTIN’ ‘ER READY” FUN

 

APRIL 4TH – APRIL 29TH, 2022

4 sessions / 5 days each session – M-F

5-6 hours per day

 

Duties may include unpacking boxes, folding, sorting, tagging merchandise and stocking shelves.

 

Involves lifting, standing, and some stairs.

PRE-SEASON

THE “SPRING CLEANING” FUN

 

MAY 2ND – MAY 27TH, 2022

4 sessions / 5 days each session – M-F

6-8 hours per day

 

Duties include but not limited to: raking, weeding, mowing, carpentry, pruning trees and shrubs, cleaning, painting/staining, and various general maintenance duties around town in preparation for the guests to arrive.

 

Involves lifting, bending, standing, walking, and working with tools.

EARLY BIRDS

THE “MIXED BAG” FUN

 

MAY 27TH – JUNE 5TH, 2022

1 session / 10 days

4-6 hours per day

 

Duties are a combination of Pre-Season, In Season and End of Season duties all mixed into one experience.

 

Volunteers operate the various venues open to guests during the holiday weekend such as the Badlands Pizza, Shooting Gallery, Mini-Golf or other food service or retail venues. Providing good customer service and guest interaction are key skills.


Involves light lifting, bending, standing, walking, and limited working with tools.

FLOWER CREW

THE “MAKIN’ ‘ER PRETTY” FUN

 

MAY 23TH – JUNE 3RD, 2022

2 sessions / 5 days M-F

6-8 hours per day

 

Exclusively for preparing flower beds and planting flowers around Medora. Experience and knowledge of gardening is helpful.

 

Note: this is NOT part of a pre-season group as in previous years. If only one spouse of a couple wants to plant flowers, the other spouse will be assigned to duties similar to Pre-Season.

 

Involves lifting, carrying light loads, bending, kneeling, walking, and standing.

TEDDY’S BEARS RETAIL STORE

THE “MAKING THE KIDS HAPPY” FUN

 

MAY 27TH – SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2022

8 sessions / 10-14 days each

8 hours per day

 

Work solely at Teddy’s Bears with days off during session. Duties include running a point-of-sale register, interacting with customers for sales, keeping shelves and supplies stocked, handling money and credit cards, and general retail duties.

 

Involves standing, lifting, and bending.

IN-SEASON (GREEN VESTERS)

THE “TEAM” FUN

 

JUNE 6TH – SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2022

14 sessions / 8 days each

Around 6 hours per day

 

Monday is orientation day, working through the following Monday, leaving on Tuesday morning.

 

Volunteers work in pairs or couples and rotate through a variety of venues daily, following an assigned schedule. Guest interaction and customer service are key components to In-Season volunteering.

 

Volunteers usher at the Medora Musical, serve guests at the Gospel Brunch and Pitchfork Steak Fondue, and are the key personnel in many venues, such as the shooting gallery, mini golf course, and more.

 

Duties may include but are not limited to food service, standing for short periods of time, walking short distances, light lifting, some cleaning, some climbing of stairs, and other duties that may arise during the course of a shift at the various venues.

GUEST SHUTTLE DRIVER

THE “MAKING SURE THE GUESTS GET THERE” FUN

 

JUNE 7TH – SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2022

14 sessions / 8 days each

5-6 hour evening shift, breaks included

 

May sign up for more than one session.

 

Volunteers must be able to handle a 15-passenger van. Drives guests to Pitchfork Steak Fondue and Medora Musical and picks up at the end of the Musical.

 

Duties may include assisting at the Burning Hills Amphitheatre during breaks as needed.

END-OF-SEASON

THE “BEHIND THE SCENES” FUN

 

AUGUST 10TH – SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2022

3 sessions / 10-14 days each

6-7 hours per day

 

Number of openings available is dependent on need as determined by number of employees leaving before season ends. Final selection and confirmation of spots is made by June 3.

 

End-of-Season volunteers fill in for employees who return to school or their home countries while Medora is still in full operational mode.

 

Duties depend on positions available. Positions may include any of our food service venues such as the Badlands Pizza, Rough Riders Hotel catering or the Life Skills Center Cafeteria. Other positions may be with Maintenance, Grounds, Laundry, Campground or Housekeeping and any of the other retail or entertainment venues as needed. 

 

Duties may require cleaning, light lifting, walking, standing, stairs, customer service and guest interactions

 

Bully Pulpit End-of-Season

 

Some end-of-season volunteers choose to work only at the Bully Pulpit Golf Course. Couples do not have to choose to both work at the golf course.  This can be noted on the application.

 

    • Sessions same as above
    • Work exclusively at the Bully Pulpit Golf course
    • Days may have split shifts with tournament days being full days
    • Duties may include customer service, outdoor services, player prep, delivery and cleaning of carts and/or operating the snack bar (pop, chips, candy, etc.)
    • Knowledge of golf is helpful but not required

TEE-TIMERS

THE “HELPING GOLFERS PREPARE” FUN

 

SEPTEMBER 12TH – OCTOBER 10TH, 2022

4 sessions / 7 days each

4-6 hours per day

 

Days may have split shifts with tournament days being full days.

 

Duties may include customer service, outdoor services, player prep, delivery and cleaning of carts, and operating the snack bar (pop, chips, candy, etc.).

 

Knowledge of golf is helpful but not required.

BULLY PULPIT GOLF COURSE TOURNAMENTS

THE “COMPETITION ABOUNDS” FUN

 

MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, 2022

Weather permitting

 

Tournaments are full day events. Most are one-day tournaments and can be on a weekday or a weekend.

 

Volunteers can choose to arrive the day before a tournament depending on starting time and choose to stay over depending on when the tournament day is finished.

 

Duties may include customer service, outdoor services, player prep, delivery and cleaning of carts and/or operating the snack bar (pop, chips, candy, etc.) and helping out in the grill shack.

 

Volunteers who select this option on the application form will be put into a pool to be called for availability for the season’s tournament dates.

YOU'RE ALMOST READY TO APPLY!

First, please read these frequently asked questions and answers.

Q: We have a pet and it’s difficult to find someone to watch it to come and volunteer. Can I/we bring our pet along?

 

A: Sorry, no. Volunteering in Medora means operating on a pretty busy schedule—away from their lodging rooms for the large majority of the day. In addition, the Spirit of Work Lodge is a pet-free facility. We know your four-legged friends will be excited to see you after your volunteer time has ended!

 


 

Q: My spouse doesn’t want to volunteer. Can he or she still stay with me for free?

 

A: Only active volunteers may stay in TRMF-provided housing at no cost. 

 


 

Q: My family is coming to visit me as I volunteer. Can they eat with me at the LSC or any of the other food venues?

 

A: Yes they can! They will need to pay the full guest price for meals and cannot receive the employee discount. They will also need to pay regular prices for all TRMF attractions and venues.

 


 

Q: If I/we are not selected, what are our options?

 

A: If you are not chosen, the option to sign up as a substitute will be given to you! We typically need to replace 50-70 volunteers who for a variety of reasons cannot accept their chosen season/date. Hopefully those canceling give adequate advance notice. However, many are last-minute and spots are filled on a first-come basis.

 


 

Q: How will I know that my application has been successfully submitted?

 

A: When fully completed and submitted, you should receive an electronic “Thank You” reply within a very short time. Be sure to check your junk/spam mail folder if it doesn’t arrive. As a last resort, call the office at 701-223-4800 to confirm.

 


 

Q: I don’t have or use a computer. How can I apply?

 

A: You have a couple of options: find someone/somewhere with a computer (kids/grandkids, neighbor, friend, library) and have them assist you to complete the application online and submit.  A fillable application is not able to be printed in its current format so if you would like a print copy to fill out, contact Colleen at the Bismarck office (701-223-4800) after December 1st and request a paper copy to be mailed to you.

 


 

Q: I’m interested in bringing my group or company to volunteer all at one time. Can I do that? 

 

A: Absolutely! Just call us at 701-223-4800 so we can setup a custom plan for your team to volunteer in Medora.  

 


 

If you have any questions not answered on this site, please feel free to call us anytime.

 

We look forward to meeting and working with you!

Peg Gunther, Director of Volunteer Programs
701.928.1075
volunteering@medora.com

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