Judge Volunteer Registration Form

Judge Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest in signing up to assist at our tournaments, without you we would not have our debate tournaments. We have two roles at our tournaments in need of volunteers: (1) Judges (2) Operations. This form is our judge form. You can click here to complete our Tournament Operations Form.

Please be mindful of the following as a judge volunteer:

*No debate experience is required*

*We have judge training at each tournament*

*Breakfast and Lunch provided!

After your sign up you will be directed to a judge resource page with additional judge training materials, and videos.

*You also qualify to become certified as a judge*

* We will add you to our newsletter, invite to our Volunteers4Debate meetings, special events and more! 


Volunteer Hours Certification Form

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NYC Mayoral Service Recognition Program
This is a program for volunteers and board members who served 100 hours or more at your organization in the calendar year. All eligible volunteers will receive a personalized certificate signed by the Mayor. Volunteers and board members who have served 1000 hours or more will be invited - along with the Executive Director of their nominating non-profit – to attend a special ceremony hosted by NYC Service, Office of the Mayor in April. 


Tournament Judging Schedule

8:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.: Judge Arrival/Check-in

9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.: Judge Breakfast and Training/Orientation

10:00A.M. - 11:00 A.M.:  Round 1

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.: Round 2

12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.: Lunch

1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.: Round 3

2:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.: Break

2:30 P.M. - 3:00P.M.: Judge Awards & Recognition Ceremony

3:00P.M. - 3:30P.M.: Student Awards Ceremony

4:00P.M.: Departure 

*Schedule for each tournament is subject to change*

If you have any questions please email us at volunteer@debate.nyc or call/text (917)-774-6539.