Conference Staff

Greetings, and thank you for choosing to volunteer with the YMCA Center for Civic Engagement! Our volunteer conference staff are an essential part of a successful CCE Conference, and we’re excited that you’re interested in being a part of it. Please take a moment to read the information below, which explains the requirements and process for applying to be a part of our conference staff. 

Please Note: This is an application based process. Successful completion of the application below does not guarantee you a position as conference staff. The application below must be completed six weeks in advance if you plan to volunteer for this year’s Youth in Government Conferences.

Obviously, volunteering looks a little bit different this year. Both conferences are going to be entirely virtual, so we don’t need conference staff to stay up late, deliver pizzas, or manage elevators! 

Instead, we’re looking for folks to:
a) monitor Zoom meetings
b) watch debate to help us identify award-winners

I know everyone’s schedules are a little unique this year, so instead of the normal staff sign-up process, use the more customizable form below – if you want to help out, you can sign up for as many (or as few) slots as you like! The more you can help out, the better, but we’re grateful for any time you can give.

If you have friends who are struggling to get service hours this year, this is a great opportunity to grab them, so feel free to pass this around!

Your obligations are:
1) Fill out a one page volunteer form and e-mail it to
2) To attend a thirty minute conference staff briefing. I’m doing one on Tuesday, February 23 from 6:30 to 7pm Central and one on Tuesday, April 6 from 6:30 to 7pm Central. (You can pick whichever one you like)
3) To be present ten minutes before the slots that you sign up for!

If you register and are unable to fulfill your commitment, we kindly ask that you let us know well in advance of the conference.

Thank you in advance for your hard work. Conference Staff is tons of fun, but it is also a significant amount of work. Without your commitment to these conferences, they would not be as successful as they are!