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Volunteer Opportunity - High School Debate Tournament Judge Youth

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Last updated on November 13, 2014

The Baltimore Urban Debate League (BUDL) needs your help to ensure that student debaters have the opportunity to showcase their debate skills at our monthly Competitive Debate Tournaments. If you can listen, you can make a difference! When you volunteer, we will train you to judge a round of policy debate. With this skill, you will preside over 3 debate rounds, allowing 12 students to share their voice and learn from your feedback.

BUDL High School Debate Tournaments are on Saturdays, once a month, at Carver Vocational Technical High School. Judges from the community are extremely appreciated! BUDL's tournaments are a great way to give back to the young scholars in your neighborhood.

Judges should have some debate experience, either through participation in a debate team, a debate-based academic activity (Model UN, Model Senate, etc.), or professional experience (Toast Masters, legal profession, etc.) If you are unsure if you qualify, don't hesitate to contact It is also possible to begin judging with BUDL in the Elementary/Middle School division and then advance to High School judging.

A short policy debate judging training is provided on-site, as well as lunch and all supplies necessary!

This opportunity is sponsored by: Baltimore Urban Debate League

We need volunteers who are free at these times
Monthly  Weekends
This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Adults (26-54)  Large Group (11+)
Adults (55+)  Small Group (2-10)
Corporate  Young Adults (18-25)

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Contact Person:
Chelsea Goldsmith, Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)
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 Carver Vocational Technical High School
Baltimore, MD 21216
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 Free parking available

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Last updated on November 13, 2014

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4 Overall Experience    Experience rating
Long Live Debate!

 I volunteered at a Baltimore Urban Debate League middle tournament back in November. I really enjoyed the positive interaction with the kids and listening to their prepared speeches. The time commitment is also very flexible and minimal.
posted on January 12, 2010

5 Overall Experience    Experience rating

 Judging in the BUDL is one of the most rewarding things I've ever done. I felt like I was really able to connect with kids. We learned together. It was really a positive learning experience that was quite different from school environments I've been a part of.
posted on October 13, 2004
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