Just the Beginning - A Pipeline Organization
Volunteer Opportunities  

Page 1 - Program Information

Volunteer Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with JTB. We have several volunteer opportunities that become available throughout the year. Below is a list of programs, descriptions, and timeframe of each program.

Please select each program you are interested in volunteering for and JTB will contact you as the program approaches.

If you have any questions, please contact us at programs@jtb.org.

Volunteer Opportunities
Please select the program in which you are interested in volunteering. 

Scholar Programs

JTB's Scholar Programs light a spark of excitement and curiosity about the law in middle and high school students.

Leader Programs

JTB's Leader Programs provide underrepresented undergraduate and law students with access to career-building opportunities.


Professional Services

Page 2 - Personal Information

Contact Information

If your court is not listed, please select other. If you are a retired judge, please indicate the last court you sat on.

JTB History

Privacy Policy
Any information supplied to Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization (JTB-APO) by participants, parents, volunteers or others will be used solely to fulfill their program participation and shall not be shared for any reason unless permission is granted by the the participants, parents, volunteers or others to share such information. JTB-APO does not sell or share participants, parents, volunteers or other lists. Participants, parents, volunteers or others who supply JTB-APO with their postal address or email address may be contacted periodically for solicitation purposes and/or with information regarding upcoming events. Participants, parents, volunteers or others may request to be permanently removed from JTB-APO’s mailing list by contacting us via email, phone or postal mail. All requests to be removed from JTB-APO’s mailing list shall be honored. participants, parents, volunteers or others who supply JTB-APO with their telephone number shall only be contacted by telephone regarding their program participation.
Nondiscrimination Policy
The officers, directors, committee members, employees, and persons served by this organization shall be selected entirely on a nondiscriminatory basis with respect to age, sex, race, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation.  It is the policy of JTB-APO not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical disability, veteran’s status, political service or affiliation, color, religion, or national origin.
Note to Volunteers
  1. Use Inclusive Language:
    • Avoid using language that could be exclusionary or offensive to any particular group based on race, gender, religion, disability, or any other characteristic.
    • Address students using gender-neutral terms whenever possible.
  2. Respect Pronouns:
    • Always use the pronouns that students prefer. If unsure, ask or use gender-neutral language until their pronouns are known.
  3. Avoid Offensive Language:
    • Refrain from using profanity, slang, or any language that could be considered disrespectful or inappropriate for the educational setting.
  4. Be Mindful of Cultural Sensitivities:
    • Show respect for students' diverse cultural backgrounds and avoid making assumptions or stereotypical comments about any cultural group.
  5. Be Age-Appropriate:
    • Tailor your language to the age group of the students you are addressing. Avoid using complex jargon or inappropriate content.
  6. Engage and Encourage:
    • Use positive and motivational language to encourage students' participation and learning.
  7. Avoid Offensive Humor:
    • Refrain from using humor that could be offensive, hurtful, or demeaning to any individual or group.
  8. Respect Personal Boundaries:
    • Avoid discussing sensitive or personal topics unless directly related to the educational objectives.
  9. Be Cautious with Sensitive Topics:
    • If you need to address sensitive or potentially triggering subjects, provide content warnings in advance, and be prepared to offer support if needed.
  10. Encourage Questions and Discussions:
    • Foster an environment where students feel comfortable asking questions and engaging in constructive discussions.
  11. Be Open to Feedback:
    • If a student or educator raises concerns about your language, be receptive and willing to adapt your approach.
  12. Be Respectful of Individual Learning Styles:
    • Acknowledge and accommodate different learning styles and abilities when communicating with students.
  13. Avoid Discriminatory Language:
    • Steer clear of language that discriminates against any individual or group based on their background or characteristics.
  14. Use Clear and Simple Language:
    • Speak clearly and avoid using overly complicated or technical language that may be difficult for students to understand.
  15. Set a Positive Example:
    • As a speaker, model respectful and inclusive language in all interactions with students, staff, and fellow speakers.


Remember volunteers/speakers have a significant impact on students' experiences, so using appropriate language is essential for fostering a positive and supportive learning environment. By following these guidelines, volunteers/speakers can create a space where students feel valued, respected, and inspired to learn.

I have read and understand the expectations above.