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Each year we depend on numerous volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to help us implement a successful YMCA Texas Youth and Government (YG) program which impacts students state-wide.  When you sign up to become a volunteer for the YG team, you are directly contributing to the overall success and advancement of our mission: To help teenagers become responsible citizens and future leaders of our nation. 

Volunteers in this section may serve as Legislative evaluators who are responsible for duties like scoring legislative delegates in committees, helping guide students through committee review of proposed bills and discussion and voting of bills, scoring chair and clerk teams, and assisting with procedure in the House and Senate.

Chair/Clerk Evaluators will move between committee rooms to evaluate the Chairs and Clerks of each committee on knowledge of parliamentary procedure, ability to engage the room, and more.

Delegate Evaluators will evaluate all the delegates in a committee room on a variety of factors including preparedness, participation, and quality of debate.

Room Monitors will monitor general student conduct.  They may be placed in House, Senate, Duran House, or Duran Senate Chambers for the duration of a session, or be asked to move between committee rooms.

To sign up as a volunteer, please go to our Registration Page and complete our sign-up form. Additionally, find volunteer resources for the Legislative section in our Resource Portal.

Volunteers in this section serve as Court Evaluators and evaluate 90 minute trials between high school mock trial or appellate teams. Evaluators observe teams in each round and rank not only the full team but also attorneys, judges, and witnesses on a scale of 1-10 in a variety of categories.

* Volunteers with a background in the legal field or an understanding of courtroom proceedings are preferred BUT not required.

Find volunteer resources on our Resource Portal or sign up as a volunteer by going to our Registration Page and completing our sign-up form.

Volunteers in this section will assist in the ranking and scoring of proposals by passing out score sheets, collecting score sheets, tabulating scores throughout the day, and evaluating chair and clerk teams.

To sign up as a volunteer, please go to our Registration Page and complete our sign-up form.

We greatly value any volunteer willing to assist and help with the massive workload this conference requires. General Conference Volunteers can sign up to work at the information booth and/or to help with check in, set up, lunch and afternoon clean up, and/or loading/unloading of buses.  Volunteer shifts will be at various locations.

To sign up as a General Conference Volunteer, please go to our Registration Page and complete our sign-up form.

We appreciate our engaged alumni and their efforts to remain involved in Y&G as club advisors, volunteers, and experts on the program. Below are the State Conference volunteer opportunities for our young 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.