California YMCA Youth & Government is a volunteer driven organization. We could not offer our programs without the time and talent generously donated by our volunteers. If you would like to volunteer for any California YMCA Youth & Government program there are multiple ways to join the movement and become involved.
Our delegations are always in need of passionate, talented volunteers. The role of Advisor is equal parts mentor, teacher, and friend. This job is a very important one in California YMCA Youth & Government and, as such, is also very rewarding. Our advisors see how California YMCA Youth & Government impacts their delegates firsthand. To get involved as a California YMCA Youth & Government advisor, please use the “Find My Delegation” search tool at the top of this page to find and contact your local YMCA.
California YMCA Youth & Government highly values its talented Program Volunteers, and is always on the lookout for individuals who might bring new or expanded expertise. If you are interested in joining our already incredible team or learning more about Program Volunteer opportunities, click here to view our Volunteer Interest Form and find out what opportunity will best suit you.
Model Legislature & Court Intern
The Intern program is a leadership development program designed for college students. First-year Interns advise groups in the Forum (high school freshmen) and attend all MLC conferences, as well as their own Leadership Conference. Returning 2nd and 3rd year Interns will be placed in assistance roles either in program areas or as supervisors to first-year Interns. Being an Intern is an excellent way to stay involved in the program after high school and provides opportunities to gain valuable experience and expand a resume.
Intern selection is made via an application process. Contact the California YMCA Youth & Government office at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest in participating as a Model Legislature & Court Intern.
Conference Logistics Team
The Logistics Team is considered the backbone of California YMCA Youth & Government conferences. The Logistics Team attends all MLC conferences and works to ensure that all the facilities are ready to successfully accommodate over 3,000 delegates. At the conferences (November, January, February), the Logistics Team will facilitate the set-up and take down of all conference equipment, distribute supplies, assist with crowd control, and help to set-up and breakdown each the session rooms. They also manage the Information Desk and assist as needed with any additional tasks.