How Can You Help?

Thank you for your interest in supporting HOBY New York West as a volunteer! At our seminar, students are led by an all-volunteer staff of approximately 60-75 HOBY alumni to help and guide these ambassadors through three key types of leadership – individual, group and societal – via an extensive series of panel discussions, hands-on activities and service projects. It is through the efforts of these motivated volunteers that we are able to provide a truly outstanding and unique experience to our students. Not a single member of our staff is paid. We are truly a volunteer-run organization!

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At HOBY New York West, we are always accepting dedicated volunteers to serve in a variety of roles before, during and after our seminar.

Volunteer roles include:

  • Recruitment of students and schools to attend our seminar
  • Speaking at our seminar as a career panelist
  • Providing administrative support
  • Fundraising year round
  • Planning the seminar’s three-day program
  • Serving as group leaders during the seminar
  • Providing communications and marketing support

Or let us know how you would like to help! Send us an email. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Learn More About Volunteer Opportunities:

Guest Speaker

Our students spend three days participating in leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences, and we need volunteers from the Western New York community to help make this happen. We have various panels and speaking events throughout the weekend in addition to a career dinner where students get to network with professionals from their fields of interest. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us.

Senior Staff

Anyone over the age of 21 can volunteer as a member of our senior staff. Most senior staff volunteers serve as group facilitators, guiding students in groups of 10 through throughout the seminar. There are also other ways to volunteer on our senior staff before, during and after the seminar weekend. You do not need to be a HOBY alumna/us to volunteer as a member of the senior staff.

  • Online application to be made available in 2018

For more information, please contact us.

Junior Staff

Anyone who has attended a HOBY seminar will tell you that the junior staff team is the heart of HOBY. Junior staff volunteers are typically HOBY alumni who are under the age of 21. Junior staff volunteers work to help the seminar run smoothly and ensure our ambassadors have outstanding experiences!

Junior staff are required to complete the following:

  • Online application to be made available in 2018
  • A fundraising quota of $250
  • A registered ambassador from your high school

Please note: Fundraising monies can be submitted via our secure PayPal account (keep scrolling). Please note your name when submitting payment.