Frequently Asked Questions About Volunteering

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: Possibly, The Elkhorn Quarters does have some select pet-friendly rooms and depending on the limited availability it could be possible. For the most part though volunteers are kept busy working and exploring and so coming pet free allows for more time away from your room. The Spirit of Work Lodge will always be pet-free.

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: Within the application, you will have an opportunity to sign up for subbing as I 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. Have a Wonder-Full day.

Peg Gunther, Volunteer Coordinator
Off-season: 701-223-4800
Summer-season: 701.623.4444 ext. 8821


$100,000 Seed Gift Starts Denis Montplaisir Volunteer Endowment

Also, learn about the brand new Denis Montplaisir Volunteer Endowment in honor of the late program coordinator and aimed to fund the TRMF Volunteer Program forever. Learn more here. 

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