Love the Capitol? Volunteer with us at the statehouse

Our Capitol Experience Day volunteers support Civic Nebraska by providing additional supervision and assistance where needed to ensure a positive educational experience for all participants.

We believe that Nebraska students shouldn’t only visit the State Capitol in fourth grade. As one of Civic Nebraska’s flagship programs, Capitol Experience Day offers that opportunity – and more – to middle- and high school students across the state.
Capitol Experience Day goes beyond a simple tour. It’s designed to teach critical thinking, civil discourse, and the governing process through an interactive lineup of a state legislator, executive branch official (e.g. attorney general, lieutenant governor, etc.), and a Supreme Court justice. Each year, we host hundreds of Nebraska students with this immersive look at our unique state government.
Here’s how you can help!

›› Capitol Experience Days – we call them “Cap Days” – volunteers support Civic Nebraska staff by providing additional supervision and assistance where needed to ensure a positive educational experience for all participants.

›› Cap Days generally last three to four hours but could be longer or shorter depending on the scheduling needs of the participating group. Some weeks we host multiple Cap Days, others we may host none. You will be informed of available volunteer opportunities which you can accept or reject based on your own availability.

›› Training for this position is provided for free. Volunteers are always accompanied by Civic Nebraska staffers and/or participant group leaders.

›› Background checks are required.

Does this sound like something you would enjoy? We’d love to have you. Here’s more about what this volunteer opportunity entails, and here’s a sign-up form for more information. Questions? Audrey Nance, our Capitol Experience Day coordinator, is always available to chat.


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