Help MNUDL kick off the high school debate season by volunteering as a judge at our first competition! We need your help to have this afterschool opputunity available for our highschool debaters.
NO PREVIOUS DEBATE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Judges watch the debate round and evaluate teams on logic, effective argumentation, and speaking skills. They pick a winner, assign speaking points to individual students, and provide written feedback on their decision. By volunteering you save the league hundreds of dollars in judging fees and provide an invaluable service to the community, allowing us to support more students.
The day of the tournament is split into two shifts for judges. The morning shift lasts from 9:00AM-1:00PM, and the afternoon shift lasts from 12:00PM-5:30PM. Lunch is also provided. We are happy to work with you to be flexible with your needs and schedules, as you are doing a great service for the students in our program.
High School Judge volunteers will undergo a small training session that will educate them on the norms of high school debate, including debate evaluation, the style of the activity, and how to make effective and informative decisions.
* Attend 1-hour judging training
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Public Speaking
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Critical Thinking
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training