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Dangberg Historic Park offers volunteer opportunities

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The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park hosts many events with the help of sponsors.

The non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch is seeking additional volunteers to help with events, guest services and gardening activities at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.

The Friends of Dangberg manages the park and is working to improve operations, complete restoration projects and provide guest services. Its mission is to protect and share the resources of the park to promote understanding of Carson Valley's agricultural history, and to provide arts and cultural opportunities for the public. The organization's goals include becoming a premier museum destination and a first choice for quality events, such as concerts, Chautauqua and storytelling.

"Active volunteers are the key to the park's success," said Mark Jensen, the park's curator. "There are a lot of different ways to participate, and we do our best to make helping out rewarding."

There are several volunteer opportunities for the 2017 season: event staffing, including ticket taking and coordinating parking; park host, a position that interacts with day-to-day visitors; and helping take care of the park's gardens and grounds. Scheduling and time commitments vary and are flexible.

The Friends of Dangberg will host volunteer information meetings on Sunday, May 7, and Sunday, June 11, at the park, 1450 Highway 88, Minden. Both meetings begin at 1 p.m. and will last about an hour. Those interested can attend one of these meetings to get more information on being a volunteer. To RSVP for a meeting, or to get questions answered, call 783-9417 or write to info@dangberghomeranch.org.

More information about the park and the Friends of Dangberg is available at dangberghomeranch.org.