Medora Volunteer Program

Thanks for your interest in the TRMF Volunteer Program. Applications for the 2020 Volunteer Season opens November 15, 2019! 

We could not do what we do in Medora without our volunteers. From inventory and painting, to planting flowers, greeting guests at the Medora Musical and more, volunteers help us accomplish so much -- and their smiles are just contagious! Many come back time and again and most even become Annual Members of TRMF! Thank you to all of our volunteers!

RSVP for the 2019 Volunteer Luncheon in honor of Denis Montplaisir.

Read on for more about the program...

Welcome to the Medora Volunteer section of our website.

Whether it’s your first time or you’ve volunteered before, we want to thank you for your interest in possibly becoming, or returning, as a Medora volunteer. 

Make sure to review all of the pages before applying. There are many changes. 

This past summer was fantastic and here are a few highlights: 
- 20th year of the Medora volunteer program
- A record number of volunteers (650), working over the longest period of time (March - September), in the most sessions/groups (40) ever
- First-ever partnership with ND School for the Blind/Vision Impaired services. Eight high school volunteers and their mentors volunteered in Medora for three days.

And did we mention we had a ton of fun! Check out this candid-camera spoof video with Bill Sorensen posing as a TRMF Volunteer!


Only those who have huge impact on Medora get a spoof from Bill! Ok, onward...

Since our humble beginning in 1998, volunteers have been absolutely crucial in sustaining and promoting the exponential growth of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF), keeping Harold's dream and visions for Medora alive. 

His dreams and passion for this once dusty little cow town began years before and remain the driving force behind all we do. You can read more about Harold, Sheila, TRMF, and Medora here.

To find out more about the TRMF Volunteer Program and to prepare for your application, please take time to explore all of the volunteer pages to discover when and where might be the best fit for you. (The pages are all linked in the brown box at the right-hand side of the page)

Start with the Volunteer at-a-Glance page to find out if you are going to be a great match for this premier volunteer program. The “What Makes a Great Volunteer” checklist found there can be your guide. These qualities, found in a mix of new and “veteran” volunteers from diverse geographical locations, with unique skills, knowledge, talents, and experiences, are key factors for your success.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering in Medora.

The program really has something for everyone -- young, and young at heart -- to experience the "magic of Medora," where TR once said, "the romance of my life began." Because of friends like you, Medora continues to be North Dakota’s #1 tourist destination.

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 Assistant Extraordinaire 
Off-season: 701-223-4800
Summer-season: 701.623.4444 ext. 8820


$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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