Volunteers have always played an important role in keeping things running here at Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park. As a volunteer, you are part of a team that is working to promote our goals of preserving, protecting, and sharing the natural and cultural resources of Bidwell Mansion and California State Parks.  Your time, energy, and dedication help us offer additional opportunities for visitors to learn about and appreciate our rich heritage.  Each of our volunteer positions gives you the opportunity to make a difference.

If you are interested in volunteering or want to find out more information, call the mansion at (530) 895-6144 or come by the Visitor Center during regular operating hours and pick up a Volunteer Application.


Visitor Services: A Visitor Services Volunteer is stationed in the Visitor Center.  They assist the public at the front counter and in the exhibit hall and also provide roving interpretation.

Tour Guide: Volunteer will interpret Bidwell Mansion for visitors.

School Program Assistant: Assist Guides during school tours and programs for 3rd and 4th grade children.

Special Event Volunteer: A Special Event Volunteer would be contacted for special events to assist with booths and activities or assist in telling the public about the Bidwells or the Victorian lifestyle.

Photographer: Volunteer would take pictures at special events for the future use of California State Parks.  Copyrights to all photographs taken while scheduled belong to California State Parks.

Publicity Coordinator: Volunteer will monitor publicity for interpretation, programs and special events, including handing out and posting flyers and organizing press attendance.

Foreign Language Tour Guide: Volunteer will develop and provide tours in a foreign language for visitors.

Historian: Research, verify and record information related to the Bidwells to be used on tours and during interpretive programs.

Unit Historian: Volunteer will record events and programs and Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park.

Seamstress: Organize, catalog, repair, and create period appropriate costumes for use at Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park.

Landscaping and Grounds Volunteer: Volunteer will assist State Park Maintenance Workers and other State Park staff with care of the gardens and grounds.