100% Powered by Volunteers

Everyone from our mentors to conference assistants – even the YLC Board – is an unpaid volunteer who whole-heartedly gives their time and energy to YLC. YLC is seeking volunteers to fill crucial roles in the annual conference. No matter where you decide to focus your time, we welcome your involvement.


Mentors deliver the YLC program to the students during conference. In addition to being in charge of a group of students during the conference, mentors facilitate discussions with their students and lead team building activities. You must have completed at least two years of college or be a young working professional in order to become a mentor. Applications for 2021 are now available. Please click here for 2021 Mentor Application. Please visit the Become a Mentor page for more information.

Conference Assistants

Conference Assistants (CAs) ensure that the conference runs smoothly. CAs help with student check-in, activity setups, photography, and many other important tasks. You must be a high school graduate and be over 18 years of age to be a Conference Assistant. Priority will be given to volunteers that are willing to stay for the duration of Conference. Applications are currently not available for 2021. For further questions, please contact our Internal Operations VP at vp.internal@ylc.net.

Guest Speakers

Guest speakers are leaders in their communities who come to the conference and share their experiences with students. Topics range from leadership experiences to diversity issues to emotional intelligence (EQ) to general health. Speakers are chosen based on their relevance to the conference theme for that year. Please contact our Program Director at program.director@ylc.net with your ideas.