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LAI Staff Application

Apply by May 26, 2017


The CLYLP Los Angeles Institute prepares high school students to become California's future leaders with the help of a special team of volunteers. Serving as institute Facilitators, Peer Counselors and Support Staff, these exceptional individuals commit to spending three days in Los Angeles mentoring and sharing their talents with students, making a significant impact on the students' lives. CLYLP seeks energetic volunteers from various backgrounds and experiences to guide and shape 40-50 of the Southern California’s future leaders.  CLYLP alumni are especially welcomed to re-connect with the CLYLP familia by volunteering as an institute staff member.

Volunteers must apply to join the CLYLP Los Angeles Institute (LAI) staff. CLYLP selects highly qualified candidates based on their personal background, mentoring experience, and their desire and willingness to share their knowledge and experience with students.  Staff applications are typically available in April or May of each year.


  • The Los Angeles Institute will take place from Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13, 2017.
  • All volunteer staff are required to complete a mandatory orientation and training session the weekend prior to the institute start date. 
  • Persons selected to become LAI staff members will be given further information about their specific roles and duties during the institute.

Volunteers are housed at the University of California, Los Angeles, and all activities take place in the City of Los Angeles.

The main responsibility of conference staff is to supervise and ensure the safety of the LAI’s 50 high school participants. Staff members are required to participate in all institute activities and must commit to attend for the full three days of the institute. Volunteers will participate in a mandatory training session the week prior to the institute.

The eligibility requirements vary by position. Please read the application instructions for each position available below.

There are three types of staff positions available for adults and CLYLP alumni of all ages.

Facilitators serve as group leaders to ten institute participants. As group leader, the Facilitator supervises his/her assigned students and peer counselor for the entire weekend of the institute. The most important role of the Facilitator is to be a positive role model and resource person to all student participants.

**The LAI Facilitator position is open to professional adults from Southern California.


Peer Counselors
Peer Counselors assist in the supervision of 10 institute participants. In assisting the Facilitator, the Peer Counselor monitors the specific location of all assigned students and expedites and helps coordinate travel between institute sessions/activities. The most important role of the peer counselor is to be a positive role model for all student participants.

**The Peer Counselor position is open to alumni from all CLYLP programs living in Southern California.


Support Staff
Under the general direction of the Institute Coordinator, the Support Staff serves as the support network for conference logistics, deliveries between presentation hall and dorm, store runs, and much more. The most important role of a Support Staff member is to be a positive role model and reliable worker. The position is open to anyone living in Southern California. Alumni from all CLYLP programs currently living in Los Angeles are highly encouraged to apply.


The deadline to apply to all LAI staff positions is May 26, 2017 via email to:  

Applications will be carefully reviewed by the LAI planning committee. LAI Staff will be selected using pre-determined selection criteria approved by the CLYLP Board of Directors. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by early July.

Preparing for the Los Angeles Institute requires year-round planning. For more information on other volunteer opportunities, please visit our Volunteers Page.

For additional information, please contact us at