Get Involved in Your State Park: Volunteer

Malakoff Diggins Event: French Connection with Mark Michalski, and ECV 10

February 13, 2018 – Do you enjoy Nevada County’s unparalleled scenery and history? Are you retired, or simply looking for a new hobby, or like-minded people to enjoy nature and history with? Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, South Yuba River State Park, and Empire Mine State Historic Park are looking for enthusiastic new volunteers; no experience needed.

Work special events, donate your time, or demonstrate a tradecraft skill at one of our beautiful Nevada County State Parks, anything from single day to long-term volunteers are appreciated. We thank all of our current volunteers for all their exceptional dedication and generous donation of time, and the Parks would love to welcome any new volunteers to our family. Help us educate people about California, by interpreting each park’s unique place in Gold Rush history. Give back by bringing your special something to the Park, and help support and preserve the local history and natural beauty of Nevada County.

Enjoy the beautiful Yuba River, and the longest single span covered wooden bridge in the world at South Yuba River State Park. Work in the Visitor’s Center, give guided hikes about local flora and fauna, or give tours of the historic barn and gas station, and enjoy the serene beauty of the Yuba River that stretches for 40 miles through Nevada County.

Come to the Open House on Sat. February 24th (10am- 12pm) at the Bridgeport Visitor’s Center in Penn Valley to ask questions.

Explore the small town of North Bloomfield, and the largest Hydraulic mine at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. Give tours of historic buildings, work the sales center, or teach visitors how to gold pan at this picturesque Park just over 15 miles from Nevada City. Get information at the Open House on Sat. February 24th (1-3pm) in the Visitor’s Center in historic North Bloomfield. Please come to the Park via Tyler Foote Rd. as North Bloomfield Road is largely unpaved.

Enjoy beautiful grounds, and experience Gold Rush history at one of California’s oldest and richest gold mines at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Bring to life characters of Nevada County’s past through our Living History program, give tours in historic buildings, or work the sales center at this centrally located Historic Park, just minutes from Grass Valley.

Interested in being a volunteer? Come to the Open House on Sat. February 17th (10am-1pm) at the Empire Mine Visitor Center.

Volunteers are critical to the success of our State Parks, and we look forward to working alongside you. Mandatory one day volunteer training for all three Parks will be held at Empire Mine SHP on consecutive Saturdays, March 3rd or 10th from 9am to 3pm.

Open House:

Empire Mine SHP: Feb.17th  10791 E. Empire Street, Grass Valley 95945

10am to 1pm

South Yuba River SP: Feb 24th  17660 Pleasant Valley Rd, Penn Valley, CA 95946

10am to 12pm

Malakoff Diggins SHP: Feb 24th  23579 N Bloomfield Rd, Nevada City, CA 95959

1pm to 3pm

Sign-Ups conducted at Empire Mine SHP, Docent Training Room   March 3rd or 10th

10791 E Empire St, Grass Valley, CA 95945

9am to 3pm