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Oregon State Capitol

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The Capitol is currently closed to the public. Volunteer opportunities will resume on a limited basis when the building reopens.
Visitor Services Volunteers may serve on an ongoing basis or for a single special event.

  • Tour Guide: Lead groups from 4th graders to foreign dignitaries, sharing the history of the Capitol and informing guests how they can participate in the legislative process. Lead the seasonally offered 121-step climb to the Oregon Pioneer (optional for volunteers.)
  • Information Kiosk: Greet, direct, and provide information for visitors. Answer main Visitor Services phone inquiries and refer calls appropriately.
  • Capitol Store: Assist in the retail store including; cashier, merchandising and inventory processing.
  • Legislative Usher: Serve as usher during legislative session in the House or Senate Gallery.
  • Special Events: Oregon's Birthday Celebration, Cherry Blossom Day, Asian and Pacific Islander Day, Multicultural Day, Hispanic Heritage Day, Oregon's Bounty, Holidays at the Capitol, and more!

More opportunities with Oregon State Capitol

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Oregon State Capitol

Location:

900 Court St. NE, Salem, OR 97301, US

Mission Statement

Oregon State Capitol Visitor Services volunteers, age 16 and up, provide friendly, non-partisan service to all who enter the building. Capitol volunteers interact with many visitors including local school children, government leaders, and guests from all over the world.

Description

The Visitor Services Volunteer Program at the Oregon State Capitol has been in existence since 1985. We currently have more than 60 volunteers. Capitol tour guides lead groups from 4th graders to foreign dignitaries, sharing the history of the Capitol and informing guests how they may become involved in the legislative process. Kiosk attendants greet, direct, and provide information. Capitol Store volunteers assist in the retail shop including: cashier, merchandising, and inventory processing. Legislative Ushers serve during legislative sessions in the House and Senate Galleries. Volunteers also assist with special events including Oregon's Birthday Celebration, Cherry Blossom Day, Asian and Pacific Islander Day, Multicultural Day, Oregon's Bounty, Holidays at the Capitol, and more. Volunteers may help with a single event or provide ongoing assistance. To learn more visit: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/capitolhistorygateway/Pages/Visitor-Services-Volunteer.aspx

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

900 Court St. NESalem, OR 97301

(44.93859,-123.03094)
 

SKILLS

  • History
  • People Skills
  • Retail / Sales

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • ongoing approx. 4 hrs./ wk., or for a single event
  • people skills, nonpartisan

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