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MNUDL Students

Make a difference in the life of a young person.

Help diversify the pipeline of future leaders in business, law, and the community at large.

Though the tournament format has changed in response to the current global pandemic, we still need judges! Become a virtual volunteer.

If you’re interested in hearing about volunteer opportunities, please fill out this form:

Note: Please sign up at least one week in advance of your shift to allow processing of your background check. Please also note that all roles are designed to comply with Augsburg University’s COVID-19 policy, which includes mandatory indoor mask wearing (regardless of vaccination status).

Questions about volunteering, or in need of accommodations? Contact us at

Be a Judge

We depend on volunteers to judge our high school, middle school, Spanish, and Somali debate tournaments held throughout the Twin Cities.

Judges watch debate rounds and then evaluate teams on arguments, logic and public speaking skills. They are responsible for choosing a winner and providing written feedback on their decisions. No experience is necessary; we provide brief training sessions to go over the basics of policy debate.