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Last Updated 7/19/2023

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.

 View the entire training schedule.

Click here to apply online


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

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