Volunteer at the Foundation


Volunteer at the Foundation

Join the Team

If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are an excellent leader. ~ Dolly Parton, country music singer-songwriter

When volunteering for the Dude Ranch Foundation, you belong to a special group of dedicated individuals who donate their time and experience to helping sustain the many activities of the organization. Contact the Dude Ranch Foundation at info@duderanchfoundation.org.

Volunteer Opportunities:


Administrative Support

Administrative volunteers provide valuable office and clerical support. Duties include filing, word processing, mailings, distribution of printed materials, research, and data input.

Customer Service and Event Support

Customer service volunteers interested in staffing the Dude Ranch Foundation Heritage Center & Museum serve as the primary contact between the Museum and the public. A friendly welcoming attitude is required. Duties include greeting and assisting guests, and selling gift items, and tuition. Customer service volunteers can also serve as support for special events hosted at the Center.


Docents host guided tours and workshops about the exhibitions, collections, and archives. Tours are given to a broad range of groups who vary in age and interest. Specialized training and a love of public speaking is required to become be in the docent program.

Exhibition and Curatorial Support

Volunteers assisting with exhibition installation become part of a team responsible for prepping, painting, labeling, and cleaning. Curatorial experience and training are required. Curatorial support includes assistance with data entry, research, filing and special projects.

Research Library & Archive Support

The Dude Ranch Foundation Archives is staffed by volunteers with duties that include greeting and assisting guests and working on special projects.