Become a Volunteer!

The Atlanta Urban Debate League believes strongly in the power of community. Volunteering in the AUDL helps provide the opportunity to hundreds of debaters to use their voice to advocate for themselves and their communities. We recommend volunteers start by judging at debate tournaments. We have several one-day tournaments every month throughout Metro-Atlanta.

No previous debate experience is needed to judge at debate tournaments. We have a judge orientation and training session before the first round at every tournament. You can also check out our judge resources in the Judges’ Lounge.

Information about tournaments:

  • Tournaments are one-day events

    • Elementary School Debate Tournaments — Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    • Middle & High School Debate Tournaments — Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Judge orientation & training starts before Round 1

    • 9:45 a.m. at elementary school debate tournaments

    • 8:45 a.m. at middle & high school debate tournaments

  • Breakfast and Lunch Provided

  • Click here to visit the Tournament Calendar for a complete list of dates and locations.


If you are volunteering to judge with an AUDL member school, please sign up with the school’s debate coach. You do not need to sign up here.

If you are a current Emory student, please click here to sign up through Orgsync.

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Please complete this form for each tournament you are volunteering.

After signing up to volunteer for a tournament, you will receive an email from an AUDL staff member during the week prior to a tournament to confirm your attendance.

If you are interested in volunteering in AUDL programming outside of judging at tournaments, please contact Christy Bradley (christy.bradley@emory.edu) or Candice Williams (candice.marie.williams@emory.edu).