Volunteer with NLA
NLA relies on a volunteer staff of LEAD Team Mentors who work closely with a dedicated group of 10 students, as well as assists with various operational duties throughout the 4-day Academy. The staff will interact with and support the students on a deeply personal level as they guide them through their experience over the course of the Academy.
The dates for the 2017 National Leadership Academy in Denver, CO are: June 22-25. All staff are expected to be on-site at the conference location for the entire academy. Accommodations & meals are provided.
Staff Responsibilities Include:
Participate in 3 online trainings April/May/June
Attend the Pre-Academy Staff dinner on Wednesday evening, June 21st in Denver
Arrive at the conference site by 8am on Thursday, June 22nd
Assist where needed with set-up and check-in
Develop relationships with the students in your LEAD Team
Guide discussion during LEAD Team breakout sessions
Model appropriate behavior throughout the Academy, and especially during speaker sessions, workshops, service projects, off-site activities, and meals
Provide supervision and insure all students in your group are accounted for at all times
Participate alongside the students at the assigned service project site
Other duties as assigned (including setting up rooms, meal prep, cleanup, & bed checks
Previous experience working with youth
A heart and passion for youth leadership development
Willingness to demonstrate Heart-Led Leadership
Awareness of factors impacting the lives of underserved youth
An interest and passion for empowering youth to make a positive impact in their schools, communities, and the world.
If you are interested in applying, please submit a Letter of Interest that includes:
- Introduction yourself & your background
- How you heard about NLA
- Why are you interested in getting involved with the program?
- What are your greatest passions?