Volunteer, Become a DocentDo you love history, art, or architecture? Do you enjoy engaging with students and diverse audiences?
The Visitor Services Center at the Utah State Capitol is seeking volunteers to lead guided tours of the Capitol on weekdays! Volunteer Docents—or tour guides—enhance the experience of Capitol visitors by interpreting Utah’s unique history and culture while highlighting the Capitol’s architecture, artworks, and government functions.
In addition to providing an indispensable service to tens of thousands of Utah students, visiting tourists, and political dignitaries, docents gain the opportunity to engage with tourists from across the U.S. and around the globe. Docents develop a special connection with the Capitol community, attend educational workshops, and volunteer socials.
We are seeking volunteers who can commit to a regular four-hour shift on a weekday morning or afternoon, every other week. Highest demand for tours is between 10am and 1pm, Monday through Friday.
- Positive and enthusiastic attitude
- Willingness to learn and share information and skills
- Punctual and reliable
- Able to present information in an unbiased and apolitical manner
- Comfortable working with school children and audiences of varying ages, physical and mental abilities, ethnicities, etc.
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must pass a background check
- Must be able to conduct 45-minute walking tours
- Must be able to commit to a 3-hour shift every other week (either 10am–1pm or 1pm–4pm)