Speech Coach

Position Overview

Students practice their public speaking skills and learn to tell their personal story in their own words during our Speech Nights. If you’d like to meet Reality Changers students and see the program in action, we welcome you to join us!

Speech Coaches listen to the students’ speeches and provide feedback. Coaches will also be able to engage with students through a Meet and Greet.

This experience gives Reality Changers students the opportunity to:

  • Overcome fears about public speaking by practicing in a supportive environment
  • Receive feedback and improve their skills
  • Learn to tell their personal stories in their own words (essential for college essay writing)


As a volunteer speech coach, you can attend one speech night or many! It’s up to you and your schedule. While you are starting out, we do recommend that you only sign up for one date in order to try out the role. Afterwards, you may sign up for additional dates.

All events are in-person at Reality Changers (downtown).

Upcoming Dates (all events are 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm):

  • Tuesday, 12/12/2023
  • Wednesday, 12/13/2023
  • Thursday, 12/14/2023
  • Tuesday, 2/6/2024*
  • Wednesday, 2/7/2024
  • Thursday, 2/8/2024
  • Tuesday, 3/5/2024
  • Tuesday, 4/16/2024
  • Wednesday, 4/17/2024
  • Thursday, 4/18/2024

*Bilingual, English/Spanish volunteers requested for 2/6


As a Speech Coach, you will observe student speeches and use a rubric to provide feedback in the following areas: structure, impact, delivery, and voice. You will be given training and instruction on how best to provide this feedback.

Typical schedule:

  • 6:30-7:00pm: Welcome, Brief Reality Changers Overview, Meet & Greet with Students
  • 7-7:45 pm: Student Speeches
  • 7:45-8:00pm: Closing


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