High school students throughout the United States participate in local HOBY programs, including alumni service projects and excursions, and over 70 weekend HOBY Leadership Seminars conducted each spring. These local HOBY programs are coordinated by over 4,000 volunteers, committed to making a difference for the youth of their state. Local HOBY Affiliates recruit new volunteers regularly to serve on their volunteer planning committees and corporate boards. There are many ways to participate and make a difference:
- Work directly with students during the programs as Adult Facilitators.
- Organize speaker panels and plan leadership building activities.
- Recruit schools and students to participate.
- Assist with fundraising and gathering donated items.
- Provide oversight and guidance by serving on the local board of directors.
HOBY Alumni: Junior Staff
Do you remember your experience as a HOBY ambassador? As HOBY alumni, you have the unique ability to be selected as a Junior Staff volunteer at your local seminar, and help give this outstanding experience to future ambassadors! Junior Staff assist the seminar planning committee and facilitators, and providing a positive role model of volunteerism to their younger peers. Common seminar functions provided by Junior Staff include facility set-up and clean-up, seminar greeters, cheer leaders and more. The first step is to becoming Junior Staff is to participate in “Pass the Torch of Spirit” and ensure that a sophomore student has been registered to represent your high school at the seminar. Then, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Volunteer for HOBY
Whether you are a long-time volunteer and plan to continue for the coming year, or a potential new volunteer and want to learn more, please complete the 2014-2015 volunteer application. ALL HOBY Volunteers should complete the online application no matter what your role. And if you don’t know what your role might be, that does fine too – please apply online, and we’ll find a volunteer opportunity for you! Applications for 2016-2017 can be found by clicking here.
For more information about volunteering with HOBY Kentucky: Volunteer for HOBY Kentucky