High school students throughout Connecticut and the United States participate in local HOBY programs, including alumni service projects and excursions, and the weekend HOBY leadership seminar conducted each spring. Volunteering with HOBY CT will add you to a group of 4,000 volunteers, committed to making a difference for the youth of their state. We recruit new volunteers regularly to serve on a different volunteer planning committees and the corporate board. There are many ways to participate and make a difference:

  • Work directly with students during the programs as Adult Facilitators (21 y/o or older)
  • 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 Corporate Board of Directors

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 email lsc@cthoby.org and we will find out how to utilize your passion and energy.


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, cheerleaders 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. The second step is to apply to be a J-staffer.