New program assists Pierce County courthouse visitors

Pierce County Superior Court, District Court and Tacoma Municipal Court teamed up to help citizens visiting the courthouse. Last week, volunteers began to staff new information desks at each entrance of the City County Building to greet visitors and answer questions.

The goal of Volunteer Information Desk Program is to assist building visitors in finding what they need in the County City Building from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. A $15,000 grant from the State Administrative Office of the Courts funded the design of the program and purchased the equipment.

The program currently has eight volunteers. Training includes a two hour orientation and tour of the courthouse. A member of one of the three courts also sits with the volunteers on their first day to help them acclimate to the busy courthouse environment. More volunteers are needed. contact Mary Madden in the Pierce County Superior Court at (253) 279-2991 to apply.