The Friends of Sutter's Fort is proud to sponsor the volunteer program at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park
Each year, over 100 volunteers donate their time to Sutter's Fort State Historic Park through the docent volunteer program. These fantastic individuals give their time to help Sutter's Fort come to life by dressing in historic costume to help welcome visitors, demonstrate everyday activities of 1840's pioneers and provide educational information about the historic site.
Together with our partners at Sutter Health, Friends of Sutter's Fort is pleased to provide funding to support the volunteer program at Sutter's Fort.
We are also proud to acknowledge volunteer efforts. This year, we hosted a volunteer appreciation dinner at the California State Railroad Museum to celebrate those volunteers who contributed over 84 hours of service in 2016 to Sutter's Fort. It was a wonderful evening and we appreciate all of the volunteers and staff who participated.
During the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, awards were presented to several of our volunteers by California State Park staff.
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,” , 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 12 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.