Volunteer Opportunites

OTR 2023 Volunteer Opportunities!

OTR wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated volunteers that give countless hours of their time before, during, and after OTR to lend a hand. Please become one of them! Make a commitment to help support OTR by volunteering for one or more of these jobs.

Brew Crew

Brew Crew is dedicated to keeping the party lubricated Friday thru Sunday nights at the pavilion. Shifts are two hours each, starting at 8 pm. Typical Krewes consist of one leader, who usually acts as a “barback,” filling soda, refilling cups, and keeping the bar neat, and four people to pour beer from the taps.

We have one shift available this year, on Sunday night from 10ish pm to 12ish pm. Gather four of your favorite friends and sign up to pour! More details and instructions will be sent to you closer to the event.

Brew Crew signup


If you can pull a tap handle, manage a rowdy line of enthusiastic beer drinkers, and keep a smile on your face, then you qualify! Shift Lead slots are reserved for those who have volunteered at Cooters before. If you are new to working at Cooters, please sign up as a Volunteer. There will be a training session on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. to show everyone the ropes. If you can’t make the training session, please contact Sidney Hawkins privately. Must be 21 or older.

Cooters signup

First Aid

If you have ever had a band aid put on you or put one on someone else, you are qualified. If you breathe on average more than six times per minute, you are qualified. If you can sit in a chair, again, qualified. If you know the difference between ice and melted ice (aka, water), you guessed it—qualified. Responsibilities include greeting the sick and injured, selling ice, and calling for help when warranted. Must be 18 or older.*

*Exceptions to the age requirement may be made with prior approval from First Aid Crew Chief Phil Goldman.

**NOTE: For students seeking clinical hours, First Aid Crew Chiefs Phil Goldman and Stephen Mosberg are able to sign off on your hours.

First Aid signup


Volunteering at the Gate is a great way to meet new people and make new friends as you’ll be interacting with everyone passing through the gate! The Gate Co-managers offer a lot of incentives to volunteer – food, drink, camaraderie, a raffle!! If you or your grotto are interested in volunteering at the gate, please email the Gate Manager to reserve your time slot. There are many time slots still open! Stay tuned to Facebook for details on the Great Gate Raffle 2023.

Gate signup: gatemgr@otr.org


Check back later. Volunteer signup information coming soon!


If you love the world class OTR sauna and hot tub facilities, then we would love to have you help keep it fun and safe for all!

Sauna Attendant: These are the folks who keep an eye on things while the sauna area is OPEN! There are three basic responsibilities: 1. Keep an eye on the people; intervene only when absolutely necessary. 2. Keep an eye on the facilities; add wood to fires as needed. 3. Keep an eye on the area in general; watch for anything unusual or out of place. First-time volunteers are welcome! We will be happy to give you the rundown at the start of your three-hour volunteer shift.

Sauna Morning Clean-up: This is the daily reset. Basic responsibilities include putting things back where they belong, collecting found items, picking up and appropriately disposing of trash and recyclables, disinfecting the benches, and doing anything else you see that needs to be done. Morning cleanup duty is a one-hour shift.

Sauna signup

Shower Cleanup

For one hour each day, the shower houses are closed for cleanup. It’s a thankless (and sometimes dirty) job, but somebody’s got to do it! Will that someone be you? We provide everything you need to get the job done! Sign up for one shift or sign up for all shifts. Your fellow cavers will thank you!

Shower Cleaning signup