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Help Young Speakers Build Confidence and Improve. Be a Volunteer Speech and Debate Judge This Summer

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ORGANIZATION: Minnesota Urban Debate League

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It’s summer camp season and we’re looking for volunteers to judge our speech and debate competitors! The Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University, is hosting more than 250 middle and high school students at Summer Speech & Debate Camp. They need your help to improve! Join us in-person at the Foss Lobeck Miles Center on Augsburg University's campus to help young speakers build their skills and confidence in a friendly, low-stakes setting. Our Summer Camp judging options include: MIDDLE SCHOOL POLICY DEBATE: Our middle schoolers are debating Mars Colonization at camp! We’re looking for volunteers to judge MS policy debaters on Friday, June 14 from 9 AM - 2 PM and Saturday, June 22 from 9 AM - 1 PM (lunch is provided). No previous experience is required! MIDDLE SCHOOL CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE CAMP: At Middle School Congress Camp, our students will be learning skills like writing bills, building consensus, and advocating effectively. Camp will culminate in a mock Congress session on Friday, June 14 from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM. No experience needed- lunch provided! HIGH SCHOOL SPEECH CAMP: Our high school campers are taking their first steps to develop competition-worthy speeches at this camp in public address, oral interpretation, and limited preparation categories. Previous public speaking/speech experience is preferred. Join us from 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM on Friday, June 14! MIDDLE SCHOOL INTERP: Our middle school interp (oral interpretation) camp focuses on teaching students how to interpret literature, make an artistic argument, and embody a character. Think dramatic monologues, slam poetry, or humorous skits. Provide feedback for young performers from 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM on Saturday, June 22! No experience needed. You can sign up for all of these shifts on the MNUDL website: https://mnudl.augsburg.edu/volunteer-opportunities/ Thanks to funding from the AmeriCorps Volunteer Generation Fund, we can help arrange Uber transportation for you if necessary. Questions? Reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Johan Fullard Tellez at fullard1@augsburg.edu.

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About Minnesota Urban Debate League


2211 Riverside Ave, CB 26, Minneapolis, MN 55454, US

Mission Statement

The mission of MNUDL is to empower students through competitive academic debate to become engaged learners, critical thinkers, and active global citizens who are effective advocates for themselves and their communities.


The Minnesota Urban Debate League (MNUDL) is a program of Augsburg University which provides resources and programming to support competitive academic debate in Twin Cities high schools and middle schools. Currently, MNUDL serves more than 1,200 students at 40 partner schools and has seen sustained growth in student participation since its inception in 2004.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


Fri Jun 14, 2024 - Fri Jul 12, 2024


2211 Riverside AvenueMinneapolis, MN 55454



  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Acting


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Volunteer shifts last 3-5 hours.
  • Volunteers are obligated to pass a background check via Sterling Volunteers. The background check will be completed at no cost to you. We will hold a short training session at the beginning of every shift.

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