“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know—the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” – Albert Schweitzer
Volunteers make a significant impact on the lives of HOBY participants, while also having an opportunity to reevaluate their own life goals and objectives, share their experiences, and have fun! Due to the selfless efforts of these special volunteers, more than 375,000 students have participated in HOBY programs since 1958.
Volunteers come from all backgrounds and experiences to work together towards realizing HOBY’s vision. HOBY volunteers are keynote speakers and guest panelists who challenge students’ ideas about leadership; group facilitators and associate facilitators who guide participants through their experience; they are advocates who engage local communities and companies to help fund the participants’ program costs; they are recruiters who share the HOBY story and encourage schools to get involved; and they are professionals who serve on the boards and program committees of HOBY state corporations and provide guidance on program planning, marketing, finances and more. With volunteers aged 17 to over 80, HOBY seeks out energetic and driven individuals who want to make a difference, motivate young people and serve their communities.
Central PA HOBY continually plans for the future, but never forgets those who impacted its past. Thank you to all of our volunteers who graciously donate their time, money, and energy towards the betterment of America’s young people.