Volunteer as a State Capitol Tour Guide

Hundreds of thousands of people from around the world visit the Capitol Campus each year. This includes everyone from school children and tourists, to lawmakers and diplomats. Nearly 50,000 people go on a civic or public tour each year.

Volunteers provide a valuable service to the public by imparting knowledge about state government, the historic Washington State Capitol Campus, and the architecture of the buildings. If you enjoy providing visitors with a fun and educational experience in a historic setting, one of our volunteer positions may be perfect for you!

We are always accepting applications for volunteer tour guides and greeters at the State Capitol. We will hold on to your application for one year, and contact you as openings become available. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and willing to commit at least four hours a month. Training is provided.

  • Tour Guides. Tour guides lead groups visiting the state capitol, share its rich history and provide facts about the government process.
  • Information Associates. Information Associates staff the Welcome Desk inside the Legislative Building and greet visitors from around the world. Information Associates provide directions and answer basic questions about the historic building, the government process and Washington state history.


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