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Volunteers

readings.jpgVolunteers form the backbone of the CLYLP statewide operation. Each year, over 350 volunteers generously and selflessly contribute an estimated 25,000 hours to plan and execute CLYLP’s programs and activities. Volunteers coordinate and staff all aspects of the programs, including all logistics and fundraising activities. Thus, the CLYLP model promotes and provides leadership development directly to students who participate in CLYLP programs, but also year-round, to the hundreds of volunteers throughout California who work with CLYLP. Whether you’re an alumnus or supporter of the CLYLP, you can be part of a special team committed to strengthening the network and capacity of “California’s Future Leaders.”

CLYLP provides an array of volunteering opportunities across California with different time commitments year-round. No matter where you are in the state, or the number of hours you can volunteer, there is a task for you.

HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE AND INSTITUTE STAFF
CLYLP seeks committed volunteers from various professional backgrounds to staff the high school conferences and institutes during the length of each program. Volunteers are housed at university campuses and serve as role models for student participants.  To ensure that CLYLP provides students with high-quality conference staff, volunteers must apply to become staff members. For those unable to travel to Sacramento or spend 9 days away from your careers and personal lives, the regional weekend institutes offer an equally rewarding opportunity to mentor students at a local level. Some staff positions are open to any professional adult, while other positions are open to only CLYLP alumni. Click on the links below to view staff information for each program.


Sacramento Leadership Conference

Number of students: 120
Number of volunteer days: 9 days
Location: Sacramento

Positions available:

  • Facilitators
  • Peer Counselors
  • Support Staff

Click here for more information

San Joaquin Valley Institute

Number of students: 50
Number of volunteer days: 3 days (Fri-Sun)
Location: Fresno

Positions available:

  • Facilitators
  • Peer Counselors
  • Support Staff

Click here for more information

Los Angeles Institute

Number of students: 50
Number of volunteer days: 3 days (Fri-Sun)
Location: Los Angeles

Positions available:

  • Facilitators
  • Peer Counselors
  • Support Staff

Click here for more information

Bay Area Institute

Number of students: 50
Number of volunteer days: 3 days (Fri-Sun)
Location: Bay Area

Positions available:

  • Facilitators
  • Peer Counselors
  • Support Staff

Click here for more information

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEES
CLYLP operates four high school programs and three programs for college-aged CLYLP alumni coordinated by multiple committees with various time commitment levels.

CLYLP Sacramento Leadership Conference Committees
Planning an eight-day conference requires a coordinated effort on the part of hundreds of volunteers. Please consider joining any the committees listed below of the SLC.

 

Committee

Description

Time Commitment

Program Committee

Develops the conference program, secures speakers, and oversees the subcommittees for Capitol Day and College Day components (college fair, program and materials, and student one-on-one sessions).
Contact: conference-program@clylp.org.

March – July, 10 ten hours per month.

Capitol Day Subcommittee

Organizes the Wednesday trip to the State Capitol, including opening session, student press conference, legislative mock hearings and strategy sessions, caucus meetings, assembly floor session and dinner.
Contact: conference-program@clylp.org.

July - 20 hours.

College and Academic Day Subcommittee

Organizes the college fair and contributes to college-related components of the conference; some specifically focus on organizing individual planning sessions.
Contact: conference-program@clylp.org.

April – July, 10 hours per month.

Student Selection and Application Process Committee

Sacramento region volunteers process student applications and prepare the applications to be read and scored in regions throughout California.
applications@clylp.org

 

Staff Selection Committee

Helps recruit qualified volunteers to apply for conference facilitators, peer counselors and support staff positions. Using a vetted rubric, committee members select candidates to spend 9 days with student participants.
Contact: staff-selection@clylp.org.

March through May - 25 hours per month

Transportation Committee

Organizes bus, train and air transportation for summer conference staff, 120 high school students and all conference speakers, to and from Sacramento.
Contact: transportation@clylp.org.

May – July, 30 hours

Banquet Committee

Organizes the CLYLP’s annual banquet held on the last Friday of the Summer Leadership Conference. The banquet recognizes the work of volunteers, student scholars, donors and supporters.

 

Application Reading Committee     
More than 600 students from across California apply to attend the Sacramento Leadership Conference. From this application pool, 120 students are selected to attend the SLC, 50 are selected for the Los Angeles Institute, and 50 for the Bay Area Institute. CLYLP seeks working professionals throughout the state to host and attend regional meetings to read and score student applications. The reading sessions take place in the following regions:

  • Inland Empire
  • Imperial County
  • Fresno
  • Los Angeles
  • Sacramento
  • San Diego
  • Bay Area
  • Monterey Peninsula
  • Other locations are as determined by the CLYLP – let us know if you would like to host a session in your region!

To volunteer to host a new region, please send an e-mail to applications@clylp.org.

The Application reading sessions take place April/May of each year.

CLYLP San Joaquin Valley Institute and Los Angeles Institute Committees
Volunteering for a regional institute offers a wonderful opportunity to give back to students in your area. Below are committees for the Los Angeles Institute, Bay Area Institute and San Joaquin Valley Institute.

Committee

Description

Time Commitment

Program Committee

Develops the institute program and secures speakers.

SJVI: February – June, 7 10 hours per month.

LAI: March – August, 7 hours per month

Civic Day Subcommittee

Organizes the Civic Day, including opening session, legislative mock hearings and strategy sessions, caucus meetings and lunch.

SJVI: June, 8 hours

LAI: August, 10 hours

Student Selection Committee

Processes student invitations.

SJVI: February-June, 5 hours per month

LAI: May-August, 5 hours per month

Staff Selection Committee

Helps recruit qualified volunteers to apply for institute facilitators, peer counselors and support staff positions. Using a vetted rubric, committee members select candidates to spend 3 days with student participants.

SJVI: March – June, 5 hours per month
LAI: May – August, 5 hours per month

Site and Transportation Committee

Reserves university conference rooms, arranges student housing, and ensure students have proper transportation arrangements.

SJVI: May-June, 15 hours

LAI: June – August, 15 hours

Institute Banquet/Celebration Committee

 banquet@clylp.org

SJVI: June, 10 hours

LAI: June-August, 25 hours

Parent Institute

Selects and confirms speakers

SJVI: May-June, 20 hours

LAI: June-August, 20 hours

CLYLP Bay Area Institute
Be part of the Bay Area Institute’s inaugural volunteer staff and help shape the institute’s structure! For more information please contact bai@clylp.org

Roberto Gracia and Sal Castro Memorial Scholarship Committee
CLYLP awards three scholarships annually to CLYLP alumni who are incoming freshman, transfer students and graduate students. Members of this committee read and score the applications and select recipients. To volunteer for this committee, send an e-mail to scholarship@clylp.org.

Comcast Fellowship Program Committee
The Comcast fellowship is a four-week internship in a Sacramento legislative office open to college-aged CLYLP alumni. Committee members help select fellows, organize housing, and arrange all programming activities. For volunteering information please contact fellowship@clylp.org.

CLYLP ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES
Volunteers donate their time and expertise to provide all administrative and office support year round. If you would like to volunteer for any of the administrative committees, send an email to contact@clylp.org.

Fundraising Committee
Committee members run all fundraising campaigns, host and coordinate events, and write grant applications.

Communications Committee
The communications team administers CLYLP’s online campaigns and coordinates print material. Individuals with design, media, and public relations skills are highly needed.

Sacramento Office Support
Volunteers are welcomed to stop by CLYLP’s Sacramento office to perform an array of tasks. For more information, please contact us at contact@clylp.org.

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