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Volunteer at Sutters Fort SHP

Sutter’s Fort SHP is Currently Recruiting Volunteers

Are you interested in California history?  Are you looking for a fun and unique way to serve your community? Do you enjoy being in a California State Park? If your answer is “yes,” and you are at least 18 years of age, you are invited to apply now for Volunteer Training at Sutter’s Fort. 

Volunteers are needed to interpret the historic rooms, to demonstrate everyday activities and skills of California’s pioneers of the 1840’s, and to welcome the thousands of visitors from all over the world who come to experience this historic site.  Behind the scenes opportunities also exist.

Training consists of approximately 14 class sessions.  California State Parks staff and current Sutter’s Fort docents teach interpretive skills and techniques, period crafts, costuming, and the history of Sutter’s Fort.

Advance interviews are required for all participants.  For further details, or to request an application, please call Llonel Onsurez, Volunteer Coordinator, at (916) 323-2015.  Or, you may download an application at Volunteer Application.  Completed applications should be mailed to:

 Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park
 2701 L Street
 Sacramento, CA  95816

or email completed applications to:  

Volunteers help make the Fort come alive through our Living History programs.Volunteers assisting the interpretation at the Fort.
Volunteers participating in Living History programs at Sutter's Fort.

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