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We encourage all alumni to witness how Texas Youth and Government has progressed since they left, whether they are fresh out of high school or established members of their communities! Alumni can stay in touch by connecting with us on social media, visiting or volunteering at conferences, starting a delegation, or giving to Youth and Government.
Volunteer Opportunities for Alumni
Recent High School Graduates: To maintain the fairness and integrity of the program, we ask that our newest alumni sit out at least one program cycle year before registering to volunteer at the High School State Conference. This means that college freshman would not be eligible to volunteer at either the High School or Middle School State Conferences. We value your experience and appreciate your willingness to help. However, we want to ensure that recent high school graduates are seen as experienced Y&G alumni and not as peers to current participants.
College Students (Sophomores-Seniors): Alumni in college do have the opportunity to volunteer in a limited capacity. That capacity/responsibility grows as you become upperclassmen.
If you are a college sophomore, you may be considered to volunteer at the High School State Conference as a General Conference Volunteer. You will not be assigned as evaluators in any section to ensure Y&G alumni are seen as knowledgeable experts and not as peers to current participants.
Another volunteer opportunity for college sophomores may be at the Middle School State Conference, where you may serve as an evaluator in sections or help section leaders in some other capacity. This is a great opportunity to serve as mentors to our middle school students.
If you are a college junior or senior, you may volunteer at either the High School or Middle School State Conference. You can sign up for specific sections as evaluators or fill the roles of your choice.
College Staff: These are Y&G Alums selected to volunteer for the 3 day High School State Conference or 2 day Middle School State Conference. Our college staff is comprised primarily of juniors or seniors in college, but the State Director may consider sophomores on an individual basis. Eight spots are available each year at the State Conferences. Students will be offered hotel accommodations and meals in exchange for their volunteer efforts during the conference they are selected for. They will be assigned various volunteer roles throughout the conference and may select volunteer areas of interest. However, they will primarily be assigned to roles where there is the greatest need for volunteers which include specific section volunteers, evening activity coordinators, and office assistants. If you would like to be a part of college staff for a conference, please complete our volunteer form. The State Director will notify those selected prior to each State Conference.
For more information on volunteer opportunities and our efforts to engage with our Y&G alumni, please read our Alumni FAQs.