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Donner Memorial Park Seeks Volunteers

An opportunity to volunteer at one of California’s most historic State Park. Donner Memorial State Park is seeking volunteers to assist with daily operations of the new Visitor’s Center that will open this spring. Retired State Parks Supervisor, Don Schmidt, is now working to help launch the new Donner Museum.

Click here to listen to Don Schmidt

The park and visitor center will probably need somewhere around 150 volunteers once in full operation.

Schmidt says that some volunteers at Empire Mine, Bridgeport, and Malakoff will be helping, but a larger pool of volunteers is needed. He hopes that residents with second homes in the Truckee and Northstar areas will volunteer as well.

For people worried they may not know enough history about the Donner area. training will be provided.

Click here to listen to Don Schmidt

There will also be training on a new exhibit about transportation over Donner Summit being added to the museum.
The volunteer commitment is only a few hours per month.

Click here to listen to Don Schmidt

Initially volunteers will be used to man the information desks and be available to facilitate crowds. As a volunteer becomes more experienced they will be used to support tour groups and other activities around the visitor’s center.
For more information call Donner Memorial State Park (530-582-7892) or visit the California State Parks wen site and pull up Donner Memorial State Park.

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