HOBY alumni are encouraged to volunteer and participate in community service and service-learning whenever possible. The guidelines below will help determine if your service hours will count toward service accepted by the PVSA and HOBY.
In general, fundraising for, volunteering for, or participation in events, performances, festivals, competitions, activities, etc. will only count as volunteer service if all the following apply:
Community service and service-learning projects done for a class or for a graduation requirement, as long as it meets the other HOBY L4S requirements.
Community service done as a requirement for another organization, as long as it meets the other HOBY L4S requirements.
Training and orientation required by an agency for its volunteers.
Planning and evaluating a community service or service-learning project.
Training and ongoing meetings of a nonprofit board or local government entity in which you are a chosen or elected representative.
Time spent supporting HOBY programs.
Extracurricular, sports, or club activities.
Volunteerism/service that helps or benefits your own family.
Time not performing actual community service.
Court-ordered community service.