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OLYMPIA - The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services is currently seeking volunteer tour guides and greeters at the state capitol in Olympia.

According to the Department of Enterprise Services, training will be provided and applicants must be 18 years of age or older and must be able to commit up to four hours per week.

Tour Guides

According to the department, tour guides lead groups that are visiting the state capitol and share the history surrounding the capitol. Tour guides also provide facts and information about the government process.

Information Associates

Information Associates

Information Associates staff the Welcome Desk that is housed in the Legislative Building. The information associates greet visitors from around the world, provide directions and answer basic questions surrounding the historic building, the government process and the history of the State of Washington.

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, according to the Department of Enterprise Services.

“Our volunteers provide a valuable service to the state of Washington,” said Rebecca Catlett, Tour and Informational Services Coordinator at Enterprise Services. “We rely on them to bring history and government alive for our state capitol’s visitors. If you have a penchant for history and government, we hope you’ll consider a volunteer position at the ‘People’s House.'"

You can apply online, contact the Visitor Services Office at (360)-902-8887. You can also email

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