The Chicago Debate Commission needs your support! Come work with Chicago students to support their skills in policy-making, speech, and critical thinking in a competitive environment. We have opportunity for your group of coworkers, congregation, alumni or fraternity to come support and help run a debate tournament for young urban students. Opportunities include judging policy debates or volunteer support staff. No debate experience needed and debaters of all levels are encouraged to sign up.
Academic Debate is life changing for the debaters, but you can benefit too!
Why Judge Debate?
- Empower a young person
- Serve as a conscientious educator
- Use your professional skills to support future leaders
- Improve your professional network working with other judges
- Academic service learning opportunity
- Give back
- Build comradery with your team/group
The debate tournament is a long day, but you can feel free to help out in shifts. Come support one (or all) of our working shifts.
Shift 1: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Shift 2: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday shifts: 3:30-9:00 pm/ 4:30-8:30
*Please note debate tournaments take place in schools across metro Chicago. Tournament dates and locations will be available at training.
Judges will receive a 1-2 hour introduction training on policy debate judging to ensure volunteers are comfortable with this new opportunity!
RSVP for an upcoming orientation/training
Tuesday, August 29
Tuesday, September 12
Thursday, September 28
Training sessions are held through out the year and future dates will be scheduled soon.
Visit http://chicagodebateleague.org/volunteer/ for more details.
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Critical Thinking
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training