Marshall Gold Discovery SHP is the site of Sutter’s Mill and the gold discovery, a moment that shaped the future of California. Annually, thousands of schoolchildren from all over the state and people from all over the world visit the park to learn about the discovery of gold, the California Gold Rush, and try their hand at panning for gold.
We invite you to join our volunteer program this year and help share the history of these events with park visitors.
As a volunteer at Marshall Gold Discovery, you will complete a comprehensive training program that provides information about the park, its history, and its historic buildings, as well as training on park services, historic interpretation, leading tours and school programs, and historic clothing. Ongoing learning and research opportunities are also available to volunteers on a regular basis. Volunteers are asked to make a commitment of volunteering a minimum of 8 hours per month.
Some of the places where volunteers are especially needed include:
Leading educational programs for school groups
Leading tours, talks and gold panning
Living history demonstrations
Working in the mercantile inside the museum
Greeting visitors at the visitor center and museum
Performing park maintenance/landscaping
Promoting the park and its events
Interpreting historic buildings
Performing research in the library
Aiding in the preservation of the library collections
Aiding with clerical and administrative tasks
Marshall Gold Discovery SHP invites you to become a part of the park family and join other volunteers who are helping to keep the history of the park and the gold rush vibrant and alive. Our next training session begins in February. This is a 6-session training conducted over several weeks. You must attend all sessions. The dates are as follows:
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9am-2:30pm
Saturday, February 15, 2020, 9am-2:30pm
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9am-2:30pm
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 9am-2:30pm
Saturday, March 7, 2020, 9am-2:30pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020, 9am-2:30pm
If you are interested please contact Jerrie: 530-295-2174 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org