Volunteering: Apply Now!

To apply for the upcoming TRMF Volunteer Season, just complete our online form. We encourage folks to use the online form, even if you don't have an email address or you need a little help from family to fill it out!

Using the online form means your application is processed much faster and assured it reaches us on time.

Applications for the 2020 season are open November 15, 2019, through January 3, 2020. Selections will be made in February and all volunteers will be notified of their status within the month. Volunteers selected will be expected to send back their acceptance agreements by April 1, 2020.

Keep scrolling to see the Volunteer Opportunities and to Apply...


Volunteer Season Descriptions

Before filling out the forms, please read all the following information. There are changes to the regular seasons, a new “Special Assignments” section, and a new set of opportunities at the Bully Pulpit Golf Course.

Each year, we get more applications than spots available. The intent of the expanded choices is to build a more expansive pool of volunteers with diverse areas of expertise. We do this by welcoming a good mix of new applicants and seasoned vets which is necessary to keep the volunteer program strong and viable.

Therefore, it is very important you have a clear understanding of each of the choices so that you know what is required of you when you make your selections! Please read thoroughly.

PRINTABLE VERSION OF DESCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE HERE

 

REGULAR SEASONS

Pre-Season- 3 seasons- late April to Mid-May

- Help us prepare the town to welcome summer guests!
- Each season is 5 days in length running Monday through Friday.
- Duties include but not limited to raking, weeding, mowing, carpentry, pruning trees and shrubs, cleaning, painting/staining, and various general maintenance duties.

Early Birds - 1 season

- Break out those customer service skills because Early Birds are some of the first volunteers to serve our guests!
- 8 day season in late May to include Memorial Day Weekend.
- Duties will be a combination of those listed above in Pre-Season and what is necessary to work at 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.

In- Season (Green Vesters) - 16 seasons - May 25 to September 13

- Green Vesters are their name and Customer Service and Guest Interaction is their game! 
-  Each season is an 8-day commitment, arriving Monday and leaving the following Tuesday morning.
- Green Vesters rotate through a variety of venues daily following an assigned schedule.
- Duties include but are not limited to food service, ushering at the Medora Musical, guest services at the Gospel Brunch, Pitchfork Steak Fondue, Shooting Gallery, Mini-Golf and many more.
 

END OF SEASONS (EOS)

General End of Season - 3 seasons - Mid-August to September 13

- End of Season Volunteers = Operation Angels! 
- EOS volunteers fill in for employees who have to return to school or return to their home countries before the Medora Musical closes for the season.
- EOS #1 is 10 days, EOS #2 is 14 days, EOS #3 is 10 days with daily shifts averaging 6-7 hours. Openings for EOS will be determined by June 5.
- Duties include but not limited to Maltese Burger, Badlands Pizza, Rough Riders Hotel catering, or Life Skills Center Cafeteria. Other positions may be with Maintenance, Grounds, Laundry, Campground or any of the other retail or entertainment venues as needed.

Bully Pulpit End of Season - 6 seasons - Mid-August to 1st Week in October

- Bully Pulpit Volunteer End of Season Brigade!
- These volunteers work exclusively at the Bully Pulpit (BP) Golf course.
- EOS #1 is 10 days, EOS #2 is 14 days, EOS #3 is 10 days, #4 - #6 is 7 days. 
- Duties may include customer service, outdoor services, tournament help, 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
 

EXCITING NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR VOLUNTEERS

BP Golf Course Turf Care Team - Late April to First Week in October

Regular Turf Care Team - 23 seasons
- Early riser gets the green...turf that is!
- Start time is 5:30-6:00 am and length of day may be up to 8-9 hours including breaks
- Preferable length of each is 1 week but could be longer or shorter
- Duties may include basic course set-up, mowing, using a blower, some upkeep on buildings, filling divots, cleaning up landscape areas, brooming sand into the turf and other general tasks involved in maintaining a top-notch golf course and assignment of duties will be matched to volunteer’s physical capabilities.

Special Projects Turf Care Team
- Looking for enthusiastic individuals who love to play in the dirt, build things and work with machinery!
- larger, short term projects where duties may include earthmoving and shaping, bunker removal, drainage installation, wooden stairway construction.
- Dates/length of stay is dependent on need of project with mutual agreement from volunteer and Bully Pulpit crew.

The best part ---- all the golf you want to play when not on duty!

If you only want to be a part of a Turf Care Team, follow the link titled that on the application. If you wish to do this in addition to another choice, be sure to fill in both the regular application and the Turf Team application.
 

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

May select these in addition to Regular Season choices or as your only choice!

Spring Into Retail - 5 seasons - March 30 to May 1

- Unpacking Warriors and Organization Wizards -- this one is for you!
- Duties may include unpacking boxes, folding, sorting, tagging merchandise and stocking shelves.
- These sessions begin earlier than applications are due so please submit your application before March. If this is your only choice, be sure to check the “Special Assignment Only” choice in the preference selections under the Regular Seasons area of the application.

Flower Crew - 1 season - May 25 to May 29

- Green Thumbs Unite!
- Exclusively for preparing flower beds and planting flowers around Medora therefor experience and knowledge of gardening is helpful.
CHANGE - NOT part of a Pre-Season group as before –If only one spouse of a couple wants to plant flowers, the other spouse will be assigned to duties similar to Pre-Season.
- If this is your only choice, be sure to check the “Special Assignment Only” choice in the preference selections under the Regular Seasons area of the application.

Roosevelt Outpost - Open June 6 to September 12

- Retail Wrangler!
- 2 week minimum is preferred/ longer assignments can be arranged
- Ability to operate or learn to operate a Point of Sale register
- Comfortable greeting the public and selling merchandise
- If this is your only choice, be sure to check the “Special Assignment Only” choice in the preference selections under the Regular Seasons area of the application

Guest Shuttle Driver - May 30 to September 12

- Like to drive and visit with guests...this is the job for you!
- Sessions range from 9-11 days each and you may sign up for more than one session.
- Skills must include the ability to drive a 15 passenger van
- Duties include driving guests to Fondue and Musical and picking up at the end of the Musical. May also include assisting at the amphitheater during breaks as needed.
- 5-6 hour evening shift/breaks included
- If this is your only choice, be sure to check the “Special Assignment Only” choice in the preference selections under the Regular Seasons area of the application

Living History - May 30 to September 12

- Bring History to Life!
- Sessions last 8 days arriving on Monday and leaving the following Tuesday
- Living history volunteers will work 5 hours per day with some necessary prep work before arriving to Medora
- Volunteers must provide their own historical clothing (will be required to submit photos), we are not looking for gunfighters or saloon girls


Ready to Apply?

Wow, that was a whole lot of important information! Now for the tough decision, choosing what season you are going to apply for...

2020 General and Special Assignment Volunteer Application

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2020 Turf Team Application

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Using the online application is the easiest and fastest to apply for all involved, plus it allows TRMF to save on printing and save some trees! We encourage you to use the online application form -- we promise, it's a breeze. 

PRINTABLE VERSION OF DESCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE HERE

Still Have a Few Questions?

If you have questions about the volunteer program? Check out the FAQ page or feel free to contact us at any time. We can't wait to meet and work with you in Medora! Together, we will Connect People to Medora for Postive, Life-Changing Experiences!

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