Volunteer on the Capitol Campus this Summer

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Help visitors to the capitol campus by serving as a volunteer at the Visitor Information Center. Photo credit: jennlvs2smile

Submitted by The Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau

On your way to work, running errands or shuttling kids to activities, chances are you pass the Capitol Campus and the impressive Washington State Capitol building. And, you likely don’t pay too much attention to the buildings, grounds, and monuments it holds as you go about your daily activities.

The Winged Vctory Monument honors those who served in World War I. Photo credit: Gerry Oar.
The Winged Vctory Monument honors those who served in World War I. Photo credit: Gerry Oar.

However, Olympia is a destination for Washingtonians and visitors from around the nation and world looking to learn more about the history and government of our area. The campus is full of impressive architecture, beautiful public art, monuments to the sacrifice of those who served and participatory opportunities to engage in local government.

 

Families from throughout the state, and residents of Thurston County, flock to the campus during the summer months when school is out and the weather invites strolling, picnics and ducking inside the cool, marble halls of the rotunda. Photo ops on the capitol steps are enjoyed “selfie” style as well as by professional photographers shooting wedding couples and family portraits.

During the summer months the Capitol Campus is busier than ever. All this activity means the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau could use a helping hand.

Summer is a busy time on the capitol campus. Photo credit: Diane Waiste.
Summer is a busy time on the capitol campus. Photo credit: Diane Waiste.

The VCB operates the Visitor Information Center on the Capitol Campus. The center offers visitors information, maps and answers general questions about the campus, it’s buildings and the grounds. 

Serving as a Capitol Campus Volunteer requires a four hour weekly commitment and attendance at a free volunteer training. Serving your community as aVisitor Information Center volunteer will allow you to share your knowledge and love of our area with visitors from all around the world.

Interested?  Call Phyllis Brock at 360-704-7544 or email phyllis@visitolympia.com 

The Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau is located on the corner of the Capitol Campus at Capitol Way and Sid Snyder Avenue. 

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