Volunteering with YSS

We are enormously grateful to all the volunteers who willingly give up their time to judge our schools’ debating and public speaking competitions, including teachers, coaches, school pupils, university students, past debaters, and members of the public with an interest in debating.

If you are interested in getting involved with the judging of the competitions we’d be absolutely delighted.

If you have previous experience of judging that’s fantastic, but we can also provide training for those new to judging, or new to judging particular formats. It’s entirely up to you how much time you’d like to commit, and with events taking place in-person and online there is a wide variety of opportunities available for each commitment level. 

If you are interested in volunteering with us as a judge or would like more information on ways to get involved, please do not hesitate to get in touch at events@youngspeakersscotland.org.uk.

University Volunteers

University students are key partners in helping us run our events. If you are involved with a Scottish university’s debating society we can assist you by providing resources and training materials. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.