Volunteer at Sutters Fort SHP

Join our volunteer community here at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park!

Our Sutter’s Fort volunteer community consists of people from all walks of life and many different experience levels. We have volunteers who have been at the Fort for over 30 years, and many new volunteers just beginning their volunteer journey. During your volunteer experience, you will have the opportunity to dive into the history of Sutter’s Fort and its place in California history. You can also learn from our current volunteers who can teach you how to demonstrate everyday activities and skills of California’s 1840s pioneers.

We see hundreds of visitors a day, all eager to know more about Fort life and about California history. With so much rich history, no single person can know the answer to every visitor question. But, everyone can contribute unique skills, knowledge and experience to an already diverse volunteer group. We are all extremely excited to have you join us.

If you are interested in joining our community, please download and fill out an application: Volunteer Application. Completed applications can be emailed to: ryan.bangs@parks.ca.gov or mailed to:

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

Please contact Ryan Bangs, Volunteer Coordinator, at (916) 323-2015 or ryan.bangs@parks.ca.gov for more information about getting started!