The Baltimore Urban Debate League is only as strong as its supporters and volunteers. And you don’t need a background in debate to be a great volunteer. Read on, find out which opportunity works best for you – and SIGN UP! Contact volunteers@budl.org for more info on any of the below opportunities.

 Host a College Knowledge Workshop for Students

The Baltimore Urban Debate League has a serious focus on College Access, with a full time staff member devoted to providing student debaters with the resources needed to achieve success in the college application process. Where many students from more privileged backgrounds get individualized attention and have the resources to make it to college, most League students will be the first in their families to attend college and lack the guidance and support needed to navigate the complex system of college admissions. We often need volunteers to present their expertise at College Access and College Knowledge workshops that focus on topics like “Success in Middle School and beyond,” “Why go to college,” and “How to choose a college or university.” Other topics include career exploration, financial aid services and scholarships, and professionalism in the workplace.

Volunteer Resources