Volunteer Opportunities

Wanted: Volunteers for the California Trail Interpretive Center

You can help the California Trail Interpretive Center in a variety of ways, from enhancing visitor services to sharing your specialized expertise.

If interested, fill out the OF301_Volunteer-Application_2010_OMBapprvd
and return to Alex Rose at arose@blm.gov

Check out our current volunteer possibilities:

Front Desk: Volunteers welcome visitors to the California Trail Interpretive Center and answer questions about the local area. Volunteers greet visitors from throughout the United States and around the world.

California Trail Days:  Volunteers greet visitors, monitor trails and exhibits, help children play with traditional toys and games, provide demonstrations and much more. In 2016, California Trail Days takes place June 4-5.

Pioneer life demonstrations:  Volunteers bring history to life at the Center’s outdoor wagon encampment while wearing pioneer clothing. The opportunities are endless, from Dutch oven cooking to performing pioneer tunes on a fiddle. Demonstrations may also take place in the Trail Center lobby. Examples include, but are not limited to: spinning, weaving, quilting, doll making and gunsmithing.

Research: Volunteers conduct research on the California Trail and its impact to Nevada and U.S. history. An example:  Volunteers research emigrant journals and diaries along with other first hand accounts of the pioneer experience.

For more information about volunteer opportunities at the California Trail Interpretive Center, please contact Park Ranger Alex Rose at 775/738-1849.