Frequently Asked Questions

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, but would love to stay with me? 


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, but they will need to pay the full guest price for meals and cannot receive the employee discount. They are also 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. 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: 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, Volunteer Coordinator
Off-season: 701-223-4800
Summer-season: 701.623.4444 ext. 8821
[email protected]

Thank You for Your Applications!

The window for Volunteer Applications for 2023 is now closed. The application for the summer cancellation waitlist will be available in late May.