Volunteering with HOBY – Seminar Facilitator
Phi Sigma Pi and HOBY are entering their second year as partners! You’ve started to volunteer with this great organization and we want to know about your experience. So we’re asking our Members about the volunteer opportunities that are available through our National Philanthropy HOBY!
Meet Michaela “Micky” Drake. She’s volunteered as a HOBY KY Facilitator this year and is a Member of our Epsilon Eta Chapter (’18) at Eastern Kentucky University. We asked her a few questions about her experience and why she’s excited for the partnership.
Micky and her Ambassadors
What HOBY programs have you participated in and when?
I was a facilitator for HOBY KY seminar 2016 at Eastern Kentucky University.
Describe your HOBY experience:
Going in I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, the first thing they do is make you feel included. Even though I was a facilitator and not an ambassador I still was learning the leadership skills along with them. You get to learn what kind of leader you are and how to develop them towards different kinds of people. Even throughout the weekend I became more comfortable as a leader, which says a lot because I’ve always been a very natural leader. Helping the high school students learn how to lead in different ways and from different view points really helped me learn the same thing. It’s helped me learn to recognize the different skills in others to bring out their leadership skills.
How do you think HOBY and Phi Sigma Pi are alike?
I think one of the biggest similarities between HOBY and Phi Sigma Pi is the idea of leadership through service. Both really emphasize how important this quality in leadership is. They also both encourage practicing this through service events for the community around you.
Why are you excited for HOBY to be Phi Sigma Pi’s new National Philanthropy?
I’m extremely excited about this partnership because I think by working together there can be a real change made in our communities. The types of leaders that both are wanting and encouraging to be developed are the kind that change the world.
What is one thing about HOBY our Members should know?
The one thing about HOBY members should know is the cheers and enthusiasm stick with you for a very long time. The bonds that are made during that weekend last for a long time too.
Have you volunteered with HOBY? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested in volunteering at a Seminar? Applications open for HOBY Seminars across the country are open NOW and you can volunteer for much more at hoby.org/volunteer.
Learn more about HOBY’s National Program for high school sophomores called Seminars at the next Leadership in Action Lunch & Learn Webinar. Register here