Interested in volunteering with HOBY? These are just some of the opportunities we have available:


Facilitators (must be 21 or older)

The HOBY Virginia Seminar is looking for 26 Facilitators to help make the 2020 Seminar the best yet! Some of the skills sought by Facilitators include being able to work within a predetermined schedule, the willingness to follow rules and guidelines, and a desire to serve as a respected role model for high school students.

Although the Seminar may be only a few short days, the influence you may have on these students will be long term. Few Ambassadors have participated in such a rewarding weekend and the HOBY Virginia Seminar will be an unforgettable experience for all of them. The impact on their lives and their futures will be great. You will play a tremendous role in creating a positive HOBY experience.

Perhaps this is your first experience with HOBY? There is a great deal of planning that goes into every Leadership Seminar. The Seminar weekend is a great beginning to becoming more involved in the HOBY Virginia program.

Since the facilitators play such an important role in the seminar weekend, it is absolutely mandatory to be available for the entire seminar weekend. Additionally, prior to the seminar, facilitators must attend a training session to become familiar with their role and responsibilities.

Applications will be available Winter 2019.

Junior Staff (Alumni under the age of 18)

Junior Staff help the seminar run smoothly by greeting ambassadors at the seminar, leading HOBY cheers throughout the weekend, preparing seminar activities, and maintaining the seminar’s positive energy throughout weekend.

Applications will be available Winter 2019.

Team Alumni (Alumni between the ages of 18 and 20)

The members of HOBY Virginia 2020 Team Alumni (TA) will have the honor of serving as apprentices with Directors during the 2019 Seminar Season. Selected TA’s will work closely with their Director leading up to, throughout, and after this year’s seminar.

Team Alumni Eligibility:

  • Must be familiar with HOBY Program, Curriculum, and Seminar format
  • Must be between 18-20 years old (if you are 21+, please apply to be a Facilitator)
  • Must commit to be present at the entire HOBY seminar (Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon), plus a training session
  • Must commit to working with your assigned Director to complete all responsibilities (pre-seminar and post-seminar, if requested)
  • Must have completed 100 hours of community service within the last year (If you are an alumni, your hours should be logged in L4S)
  • Must pledge to fundraise a minimum of $100
  • Must be responsible, energetic, mature, empathetic, and engaged
  • Must want to help make the seminar the best it can be.

Applications will be available Winter 2019.

Seminar Recruitment Team

Our 2020 Recruitment Team is in need of energetic volunteers to reach out to Virginia schools and ensure that at least one Sophomore student is selected to attend this year’s seminar. Contacting schools an on-going effort throughout the year leading up to our seminar. Recruitment can be done on your own time and from the comfort of your own home.

Previous HOBY experience is not required, but all Recruitment Team Members must be over the age of 16 and agree to abide by our Code of Conduct.

Contact our Director of Recruitment, Dave Givens for more information.

Corporate Board

The HOBY Virginia Board of Directors is comprised of up to 22 members made up of representatives of various businesses, cooperating organizations and volunteers. The Board is charged with solving current and future challenges via a strategic plan that insures ongoing growth, longevity and the development of future leadership within the organization. Our leadership challenge is to work together sharing a common direction and purpose that insures positive, ongoing progress. Annual elections are held every June with Executive Committee positions every other June. For additional information on the HOBY Virginia Board of Directors, please contact the Corporate Board President.