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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 District and State Conferences, starting a delegation, or giving financially 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 year before registering to volunteer at the High School State Conference. This means that college freshmen are not eligible to volunteer at the High School State Conference. They may be allowed to assist at the Middle School State Conference and are invited to sit in on the 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 YG alumni and not as peers of current participants.
College Students (Sophomores-Seniors): Alumni in college do have the opportunity to volunteer in a limited capacity. That capacity/responsibility grows as alumni become upperclassmen.
If you are a college sophomore, you may be considered as a General Conference volunteer for the High School State Conference. You will not be assigned to evaluator roles in any section to ensure YG alumni are seen as knowledgeable experts and not as peers of current participants.
Another volunteer opportunity for college sophomores may be at the Middle School State Conference, where you may serve as evaluators in any section 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 evaluator shifts in specific sections or fill the roles of your choice.
College Staff: These are YG alumni selected to volunteer for the entirety of the three-day High School State Conference or two-day Middle School State Conference. Our college staff is comprised primarily of juniors and seniors in college, but the State Director may consider sophomores on an individual basis. Eight spots are available each year at each of the State Conferences. Students will be offered hotel accommodations and meals in exchange for their volunteer efforts during the State Conference for which they are selected. They will be assigned various volunteer roles and may select volunteer areas of interest. However, they will primarily be assigned to roles with 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, please complete our volunteer interest 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 YG alumni, please read our Alumni FAQs.