Volunteer for Leadership Seminars

HOBY Volunteer Opportunities

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

Or tell us about your skills and we'll find a position for you! If you have any questions, or know you are ready to join your local HOBY team and make an impact on today's youth, please contact the volunteers listed for your area/state.

Junior Staff – for young HOBY Alumni
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 your local HOBY Leadership Seminar Chair or Alumni Advisor for a Junior Staff application.

 

Which HOBY Volunteer position is right for you?

Depending on your skill, talent, and time, there is sure to be a HOBY volunteer opportunity for you. 

Pre-Seminar Positions

Pre-Seminar PositionTime CommitmentResponsibilities
Planning Committee Member Varies per Seminar, but approximately 12 hours per month Join planning committee calls. Online research. Provide input and feedback on committee topics.
Special Projects Varies on project Use your skills/talents for specific Seminar needs.


Seminar Positions

Seminar  PositionTime CommittmentResponsibilities
Facilitators (21+) Full-time during the Seminar weekend (including overnight) and one day of training In charge of a small group of sophomore students for the weekend. Facilitate group discussions. Ensure students are at the designated locations at the appointed time. Training before the LS and during.
Junior Facilitators (<21) Full-time during the Seminar weekend (including overnight) and one day of training Assist in facilitating group discussions and ensuring students are at the designated locations at the appointed time. Training before the LS and during.
Operations Team Days during the Seminar Help prep locations and supplies for the program. On-site training, over-the-phone training.
Welcome / Registration Team First day of the Seminar Help welcome and check students in for the Seminar. Help students find their sleeping quarters and get them to the program location(s).

 

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