RALEIGH — The North Carolina State Capitol in downtown Raleigh is seeking volunteers interested in training as docents. Docents give tours to student and adult groups who travel to Raleigh from all over the state and country, and more volunteers are needed.
The Capitol will host a two-part training and information session for new volunteers on Feb. 18 and 25, from 9 a.m.to noon. Docents will be trained to give tours of the 173-year-old Capitol, and learn tidbits of local and state history to share with visitors. No previous experience is required, 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,” said Cathy Johnson, capitol volunteer coordinator. Volunteers receive a monthly newsletter, the opportunity for additional training and recognition dinners.
To sign up for training or for more information, contact Johnson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (919) 733-4995.
The State Capitol’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history, architecture and functions of the 1840 building and Union Square. The Capitol is bounded by Edenton, Salisbury, Morgan and Wilmington Streets. For more information, visit the Capitol online or call (919) 733-4994.