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Join hundreds of your neighbors making a difference with students in your community.

Volunteering for an urban debate league is a great way to make a large impact in a short amount of time.  Every volunteer judge allows for 4 more students to participate, and the feedback you provide is crucial to their development. Can't volunteer this time? Check out our schedule to find a different date. 

New Volunteers: Be sure to fill out our background check.


Volunteer Ohm Gore (and debaters) take notes during a debate round in 2018

Coach Ng of Capital City and policy analyst Kency Nittler pause for a light-hearted moment while judging a debate at DC International in 2017


WUDL volunteers, alumni, and staff at the Pennsbury Falcon Invitational, supporting more than 20 teams participating in the regional competition

Support from volunteers like you led us to be recognized by the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL) for our volunteer program, as Most Outstanding Urban Debate League in 2018, and as one of the best local non-profits by the Greater D.C. Catalogue of Philanthropy.

Not able to attend one of these events, but still interested in helping out in the future?

Check out our tournament schedule, here, or email for more information