Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Volunteer in Parks

Volunteer opportunities at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park include helping with special events, being a docent and interpreting the history of a building in the park, assisting with on-site school tours, assisting with tours for the public, and other activities.

A "docent" is a volunteer that has attended training for their position. No previous experience or prior knowledge of the history of Allensworth is required. Learn about the history of the town and residents of Allensworth at docent trainings held virtually and onsite at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park every year. Topics include techniques for giving guided tours, an introduction to California State Parks and the Volunteers In Parks Program, and more. You will receive information at the training to study. Enjoy meeting new friends while volunteering at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park.

Docents may range in age from college student to senior citizen, must be interested in learning, and have a positive, friendly attitude. A minimum of 12 hours per year is requested but scheduling is flexible. Applicants must complete a preliminary interview, consent to a background check, complete the docent training program, and have reliable transportation to and from the park. Join the Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park volunteer family, make new friends, and bring history to life!

You can download and fill out a California State Park Volunteer Application here. Please email the completed Volunteer Application to the volunteer coordinator at Allensworth@parks.ca.gov.

For more information on becoming a volunteer at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park, please email the volunteer coordinator at Allensworth@parks.ca.gov or phone (661) 849-3433.