Volunteers Needed at the State Capitol


The State Capitol is seeking volunteers interested in training as Capitol docents. Volunteers are the public face of the Capitol and are relied upon for tours, leading both adult and children’s groups. Volunteers also assist with special programming. The Capitol will hold a volunteer docent training and information session, Monday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. Docents will be trained to give tours of the 1840 Capitol and will learn much about local and state history.


No previous knowledge or experience is required to volunteer, just curiosity about history, enjoyment of working with children, and a few hours a month to volunteer. “Our docents provide a valuable service to the community and have fun doing it,” says Capitol Volunteer Coordinator Cathy Johnson. Volunteers receive a monthly newsletter, the opportunity for additional training, and recognition dinners. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this piece of history!


To sign up for this training or to get more information, contact Cathy Johnson at (919) 733-4995 or email cathy.johnson@ncdcr.gov.


The State Capitol’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history, architecture and function of the 1840 building and Union Square. It is within the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and located at One Edenton Street, Raleigh. For additional information please call, or visit www.nchistoricsites.org/capitol.

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