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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2701 L StreetSacramento, CA 95816
Blacksmith Shop
Our docent, Biscuits, in the Blacksmith shop.


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 Docent Training at Sutter’s Fort.

Docents 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.

Docent Training and LiveScan is required. California State Parks staff and current Sutter’s Fort docents will teach you interpretive skills and techniques, period crafts, costuming, and the history of Sutter’s Fort. We currently do not have a Docent Training planned for the near future, but we are still accepting applications and will keep your information for the next training.

For further details please contact Crista Sykes, Volunteer Coordinator at crista.sykes@parks.ca.gov or (916) 323-2015. Volunteer application (PDF) is available here: http://www.suttersfort.org/volunteers.


  • History
  • People Skills
  • Storytelling
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 10
  • Orientation or Training
  • We are asking for at least 7 hours a month.
  • Willingness to wear period appropriate clothing and complete Docent Training.

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