Paging in Olympia

Paging in the Washington State Legislature:


Many students have asked about this program, so I have included links here.


 Here are requirements you must meet:

  1. Parent/guardian’s permission;
    2. School’s permission/recommendation;
    3. Senate sponsor;
    4. Social Security card (must bring with you the week you serve);and,
    5. Must be at least 14 years of age and have not reached your 17th birthday.

If you are selected, you will receive an acceptance letter and an information packet addressing everything you need to know about paging. The packet will arrive approximately four weeks before your start date and includes a Page Handbook, necessary forms and a list of private host homes in which you may stay while in Olympia. Staying with friends in a hotel is also an option. Your parents or guardian will be responsible for your housing arrangements and your off-duty time.

Pages work from Monday through Friday. You must attend a 2 hour Page orientation on the Sunday before your scheduled work week. Details will be included in the information packet.

Pages begin their work day at 7:45 a.m. and finish no later than 5:00 p.m. You will earn $35 per day for each day worked (including Sunday). A check will be mailed to your home 2-4 weeks after you have completed your week of paging.

Accessed on 10/1/09


If you go to the following page, you will see the application and all information that you would need to apply.  The legislature meets in January-March, so you would have to be between 14-16 years old at that point.  You are too old once you reach your 17th birthday.