Are you Docent Material?
Volunteers In Parks Program
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.
Marshall Gold Discovery SHP invites you to join other volunteers who are helping to keep the history of the park and the gold rush vibrant and alive.
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
Click here to download the volunteer application for Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
Return completed applications to: Marshall Gold Discovery SHP, attn: Jerrie Beard, PO Box 265, Coloma CA 95613