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Volunteer Meet and Greet

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ORGANIZATION: Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park


Join us in the theater at the Visitor Center/Museum for an informational meeting about volunteer opportunities at Marshall Gold Discovery SHP. Volunteers help keep the park running and allow us to provide educational programs and tours as well as living history programs. Whether you want to work behind the scenes, or with the public, we have a place for you. Learn how you can share your talents at our Meet and Greet.

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About Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park


310 Back Street, Coloma, CA 95613, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is to secure, preserve, interpret, protect and restore the Gold Discovery Site and maintain its historical integrity for the people of California and the world.


Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park (SHP) in Coloma, California is the site of the gold discovery that initiated the California Gold Rush. Prior to the gold rush, the Coloma Valley was home to native Americans who lived off the richness of the land. In the early days of the gold rush, Coloma was the hub of mining activity up and down the American river and the many canyons surrounding the valley. Today Marshall Gold Discovery SHP hosts schoolchildren from all over the state and visitors from all over the world who come to learn more about the rush for riches that helped propel California into statehood in 1850.

Marshall Gold Discovery SHP has many volunteer opportunities available including:

  • Leading educational programs, talks and tours
  • Living history demonstrations
  • Blacksmithing
  • Working in the mercantile
  • Greeting visitors at the visitor center/museum
  • Performing park maintenance/landscaping
  • Promoting the park and its events
  • Interpreting historic buildings
  • Research
  • Preservation of the library collections
  • Clerical and administrative tasks

Spring is a busy season at Marshall Gold Discovery SHP with thousands of schoolchildren visiting the park and taking part in the Eureka Program. Volunteers are needed to lead gold panning lessons, Wagons Ho programs, pouch making activities, and park tours. The park also hosts two big events during the year in October and December that require substantial volunteer assistance.


Education & Literacy
Community, Education & Literacy


Sat Aug 27, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


310 Back StreetColoma, CA 95613



  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Public Speaking




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours per month

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