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Volunteers in Youth & Government

Mission   

To help teenagers become responsible citizens and future leaders of our nation.

Goal

To create an environment in which students can increase their political awareness and understanding, while learning the meaning of social action through an actual hands-on experience in government. Make a difference and help teens become responsible citizens and future leaders of our nation by volunteering for Youth and Government. We rely on dedicated volunteers to provide their time, expertise and sponsorship support to our amazing program. 

Opportunities to make a difference

Register as a Volunteer

2016 Y&G Adult Conference Guide (Volunteer Reference for 2016 District Conference)

CONFERENCE VOLUNTEER

Conference volunteers oversee the registration and volunteer check in for the November 12 Conference. They also help as tally counters for competitions and during the lunch hour with our traffic flow. If you are interested in helping in an axillary manner for our conference we have shifts available that are between 3 and 4 hours.

 

JUDICIAL COACH

(Criminal, Civil or Appellate Attorneys)

Attorneys can spend an average of 3-5 hours per week during the months of September through January preparing a mock trial or appellate team to succeed at the District and State Conferences.  They can also help prepare qualified teams for the National Judicial Competition in spring and summer; chaperoning at conferences is also welcome.

 

JUDICIAL EVALUATOR

(Criminal, Civil or Appellate Attorneys)

Attorneys are given evaluator packets with the case, program procedures and rules of evidence to review prior to conferences and receive training prior to their evaluation sessions. Knowledge of the case is a plus and will be sent out by request. Evaluators can select to serve all day, morning shift or afternoon shift; average service is 4-6 hours or more, depending on availability and desire. District Conference is Saturday, November 12, 2016

 

LEGISLATIVE

(Lobbyist, Government and Policy Professionals)

Volunteers are given Bills and Proposals to evaluate prior to the district conference. They evaluate and send feedback to students on discussion topics and research they should conduct and consider. During district conference volunteers help the students run mock committee evaluation of bills and in the afternoon a joint session. Volunteers can select to serve all day, morning shift or afternoon shift; average service is 4-6 hours or more, depending on availability and desire. District Conference Saturday, November 12, 2016

 

MEDIA

(Online, Broadcast and Newspaper)

Volunteers will work with students prior to the district conference to evaluate assignments and send feedback to students on topics and research they should conduct and consider. During district conference volunteers can help students run the media section and help them produce a full newspaper and online newsletter. Volunteers can select to serve all day, morning shift or afternoon shift; average service is 4-6 hours or more, depending on availability and desire. District Conference Saturday, November 12, 2016

  

LEADERSHIP AND BOARD

We welcome attorneys and policy professionals to serve as Section leadership, trainers and advisory board locally or for our State Youth and Government program. 

 

Register as a Volunteer

  

 

Learn more today! Contact (Missy Quintela, District Director) at 512-236-9622 or email her at missy.quintela@austinymca.org to get involved.