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Volunteer/Docent Training

We invite you to join our volunteer program this year and help share the history of the Gold Discovery and the town of Coloma 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.

Volunteers are asked to make a commitment of volunteering a minimum of 8 hours per month.

Volunteer Opportunities:

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

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

Marshall Gold Discovery SHP

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