We are seeking individuals with a passion for U.S. history, Capitol history, a background in politics, or experience working in the Capitol to serve as volunteers. Volunteers perform various tasks that enable the Society to carry out its educational mission. Whether leading a tour, speaking to a civic group, or even stuffing envelopes, volunteers partner with the Society’s professional staff to bring the history of the Capitol and Congress to the public.

Volunteer Opportunities

– Tour Guides:  Guiding Capitol tours is a unique opportunity to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with visitors worldwide, helping them connect with the heart of American democracy. The Society provides formal training for persons interested in leading occasional group tours. Assignments are scheduled at the volunteer’s convenience. 

– Speakers Bureau: The Society invites public speakers with experience or expertise in any area pertaining to the history of the Capitol or the history and functioning of Congress to join the Society’s Speakers Bureau.

– Research, Outreach, Events, and Clerical Support: The Society seeks interested volunteers available on-call to assist with specific research projects, outreach promotion for our educational programs, staff assistance at events, and clerical office support.

Volunteer Now!

Share your knowledge, abilities, and expertise with others through the Society’s volunteer program.

To learn more about current volunteer needs and opportunities, contact Steve Livengood by email at or call (202) 543-8919 ext. 17.

Congressional Staff Alumni Association

We invite you to become a member of our Congressional Staff Alumni Association (CSAA) and join a community that values and supports the essential work of Congress and its staff. By joining the CSAA, you have the opportunity to reconnect with fellow former staffers, share experiences, and contribute to the preservation of our democratic institutions. Together, let's celebrate the impact we made during our time on Capitol Hill and continue to promote the values that drive Congress forward.

Volunteer Appreciation

The Society organizes Appreciation Events for its volunteers and partners, which include a welcome reception and a special guest speaker. These events demonstrate our gratitude for the valuable contributions made by our volunteers and partners toward successfully fulfilling our mission.

Photos (c) Bruce Guthrie