North Carolina House Page Program
"Youth Learning through Serving"
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who can serve as a House Page?

Students must be between the ages of 15 and 18, unless the student is 14 and currently in the 9th grade. Students must be in good academic standing with their school and sponsored by a Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives.

What does a House Page do?
  • Daily Sessions: All Pages attend daily session in the House Chamber. During session, bills are introduced, debated, and passed. Pages are assigned to strategic stations throughout the House Chamber, where they are available to assist House Members. They may be asked to deliver messages, bills, amendments, and other documents.
  • Committee Meetings: Each House Page is assigned to attend committee meetings throughout the day.
  • Office Assistance: Additionally, Pages may provide office assistance to legislators and staff by answering phones, filing, copying, or delivering messages.

Will I only work for the Member who is sponsoring me?

No. Pages do not shadow any one specific Member. All Pages for the week work together as a team to serve all 120 Members of the House and the staff.

Do Pages serve year-round?

No. Pages serve for one week when the North Carolina General Assembly is in session. In odd-numbered years the legislature is in long session (January through July) and in even-numbered years the legislature is in short session (May through July). However, there is no set adjournment date so the length of sessions may vary.

Where do I get an application?

Applications may be obtained online, from a Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, or from the House Page Supervisor.

After I complete my application, what do I do?
  • Upon completion, the student should contact their House Member to express interest in the program and request sponsorship.
  • The student should return the completed original application to their House Member for signature.

When will I know if I have been appointed and what date I will serve?

Appointments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. The student will receive a letter of the appointment and additional information about serving as a Page.

What do I do after I receive an appointment?

You will receive the appointment packet with important information to read immediately. Please be sure to review the following important items:
  • Confirm your ability to serve during the week you have been appointed by returning the yellow postcard in the appointment packet to the House Page Supervisor. If you are unable to serve the week you are appointed but would like to serve another week, call or email the House Page Supervisor to arrange another date.
  • Make housing accommodations with a House Page host family, friend, or relative. It is your responsibility to make all lodging arrangements. If you are planning on staying with a House Page host family, make arrangements immediately after receiving your appointment packet as space is limited and accommodations are not guaranteed. A complete list of host families and contact information is included in the appointment packet.
  • It is mandatory that all forms provided in the appointment packet be completed, signed, and returned or submitted during the check-in process to be eligible for participation in the House Page Program. Do not send the forms to the Speaker and/or Representative Offices. It is acceptable to bring forms to check-in on the Monday you report for work. If you prefer to mail them early, please send to the following address:

    Sue Frederick

    House Page Supervisor

    North Carolina General Assembly

    16 West Jones Street, Room 1329

    Raleigh, NC 27601


    Please note, all forms that are sent through the mail should be mailed with sufficient time to be received by the House Page Supervisor. Otherwise, be prepared to bring them with you on the Monday you report for work.
    Plan your wardrobe. A strict dress code is enforced. The Dress Code guidelines are included in the appointment packet.
Where do I report for work?

Report to the House Page Office, Room 1329, Legislative Building, 16 West Jones Street, Raleigh, North Carolina at 1:00 p.m. on the Monday of the week you are to serve for check-in. Orientation will begin immediately following check in.

Where do I park when reporting for work?

Visitor Parking Lots:
  1. LOT #1: Corner of Jones and Wilmington Streets across the street from State Archives Building.
  2. LOT #18: Corner of Polk and Wilmington Streets, one block from the Legislative Building.
  3. LOT #75: Salisbury Street.


Where do I take my luggage if I am staying with a host family?

Bring your luggage to the House Page Office. It will be secured until the host family meets you that evening.

What do I do with the forms I received in the appointment packet?

It is mandatory that all forms be completed, signed, and returned or submitted during check-in to be eligible for participation in the House Page Program. Before submitting all forms, please make sure all are completely properly, including the notarized Consent to Health Care Form with an attached copy of your insurance card. If you are staying with a host family, please provide an additional notarized Consent to Health Care Form with an attached copy of your insurance card. Do not send the forms to the Speaker and/or Representative Offices. It is acceptable to bring forms to check-in on the Monday you report for work. Or, if you prefer to mail them early, please send to the following address:

Sue Frederick

House Page Supervisor

North Carolina General Assembly

16 West Jones Street, Room 1329

Raleigh, NC 27601


Please note, all forms that are sent through the mail should be mailed with sufficient time to be received by the House Page Supervisor. Otherwise, be prepared to bring them with you on the Monday you report for work.

Why do I have to fill out all of these forms?

The forms are necessary to ensure that the House Page Supervisor and the host family know necessary information about the Page in case of a medical or non-medical situation.

What happens to the forms when I give them to the House Page Supervisor?

If a Page is staying with a host family, the original copy of the Health Consent and Host Family Permission forms are given to the host family. Copies of the Health Consent form and the other forms are kept on file in the House Page Office. The original forms for Pages not staying with a host family are kept on file in the House Page Office.

How do I know if I will be safe staying with a House Page host family?

  • The House Page Supervisor and staff take numerous steps to provide a safe environment for Pages while working at the General Assembly.
  • Host families are carefully interviewed and their homes are visited to ensure safety.
  • Annual criminal background checks are conducted for each adult living in the home.
  • Rules require one bed and one seatbelt per Page.
  • Cleanliness and appropriate bathroom accommodations are required.
  • Each host family is responsible for having proper smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.
  • Evaluations are done weekly by the Pages staying with the hosts in order to ensure regulations are being followed.
The host family is responsible for the safety of the Pages during nonworking hours. They provide lodging, transportation to and from the General Assembly, and nutritious meals (breakfast and dinner) during the Page’s stay.

How much does it cost to stay with a House Page host family?

Host families charge $100 cash for each Page. Hosts are paid on Monday night. Please do not send an advance payment or plan to pay them later. The House Page Supervisor does not handle any money for the host families.

When will I meet my host family?

You will meet your host family on Monday evening after Session is over. They will meet you and take you and your luggage to their home along with any other Pages staying with them for the week.

If I am staying with a House Page host family, may I drive my own car?

Yes. However, host families may have different rules about Pages’ personal vehicles and you will need to discuss this with your host family before coming to Raleigh.

What happens if my plans change?

Immediately contact the House Page Supervisor and the host family, if applicable, to notify them of the changes.

Do I get paid?

Pages may be compensated by stipend or community service credit. Pages who opt for a stipend will be paid a total of $150.00 for one week of service. Pages who opt to be compensated through community service credit will receive 30 hours in accordance with their school policy.

Can I put my House Page experience on my college application?

Yes.

How much spending money should I bring with me?

That is a personal choice. Pages are responsible for any snacks and meals during the work day. Pages staying with a host family may need additional money for entertainment and shopping. Host families are responsible for providing breakfast and dinner during the Pages’ stay.


If you have additional questions, please contact the House Page Supervisor at (919) 733-5701 or hps@ncleg.net. If the House Page Supervisor is not available, you can contact the House Principal Clerk’s office at (919) 733-7760.


North Carolina House Page Office • Legislative Building • Room 1329 • Raleigh, NC 27601-2808 • 919-733-5701