The 2021 State Seminar will be held Thursday, June 23 through Sunday, June 27. Ambassadors will receive information regarding the Seminar schedule in the spring.

COVID UPDATE: We are actively planning a return to an in-person seminar for the summer of 2021. This is assuming covid calms down and we're able to implement safety and security precautions every where we can as per order by the State of West Virginia, the CDC, and our own internal policies. If for any reason we are unable to host our seminar on campus, we will move to a virtual seminar which will be held the same weekend. Please be aware, HOBY West Virginia is unable to provide any refunds for fees paid if ambassadors change their mind or are unable to attend for any reason, regardless of covid. This applies to staff fees as well. Even virtual events do take financial resources to put on.

Details surrounding logistics are still being finalized so check back for updates periodically. For any immediate needs regarding recruitment or questions about the seminar, please contact Amber Kelley, our Director of Recruitment @ Your school guidance counselor or contact for the HOBY program should be able to put you in touch. Also, feel free to reach us at if you need to as well.

For Seminar Volunteers you will need to complete the below forms. You will only need to complete the Background Check form if you are over the age of 18. You need to complete all forms to be considered to come back on staff. Any issues please reach out to Andrew Shields @

Volunteer Application

Code of Conduct

Background Check Form

HOBY International Application