Become a Mentor
Serve as an Advisor
High School teachers and YMCA staff typically serve as club advisors for our local Hi-Y, Tri-Hi-Y, and Youth & Government Clubs. Advisors help students prepare for MGA, collect and submit paperwork, and attend MGA with their students. An Advisor Guide is available to help advisors understand this role better.
Volunteer at MGA
From lobbyists to legislators and alumni to Capitol staff, we couldn’t run MGA without your help! Volunteers help students in committees and during chamber debates by advising student committee chairs and helping students understand their roles and legislation.
Serve on College Staff
Virginia YMCA alumni continue to give back by serving as college staffers. Alumni help in chambers, assist reporters and lobbyists, advise the Underclassmen Legislature, and coordinate bill tracking efforts, among other things. College staff applications are available on December 1 and must be submitted by January 15. Alumni must be available from noon on March 23 through 2 PM March 25. Join your fellow alumni and be a part of this year’s MGA!