Volunteer Opportunities for Youth & Families
Habitat for Humanity welcomes youth and family volunteers. Although safety and liability concerns limit the construction-related participation of children under the age of 16, there are many ways that entire families can play a role in making Habitat dreams come true. Some of our most common youth activities are represented below. Please feel free to contact us for more information.
Youth Volunteers/ Youth United
One great way for youth to get involved with Habitat is through our Youth United chapter. Youth United (YU) is a national Habitat for Humanity program that brings volunteers under age 18 together to educate, advocate, and fundraise on behalf of affordable housing. Participating youth are leaders, planners, fundraisers, communicators, and, if old enough, builders (ages 16 and up). Learn more on our Youth United page.
School and Youth Groups
We regularly partner with school and youth groups, on our site or yours, to complete service, fundraising, and educational projects. For more information about specific opportunities, please see the School & Youth Groups page.
We invite young children and families to partner with Habitat through a range of safe, age-appropriate activities. For more information, please see our Family-Friendly Activities page.
Store and Construction Site Volunteering
Youth ages 15 and above are invited to volunteer at the Habitat Store. Volunteers who are 16 and above are welcome on the construction site, provided they contact the Volunteer Manager prior to sign-up.
Adults Interested in Supporting Youth Programs
If you are over eighteen and interested in volunteering with youth, please consider supporting “Kids Connect,” our monthly program for Partner Family youth. You can learn more about Kids Connect and other Habitat volunteer opportunities on our Volunteer Needs page.
For more information about upcoming opportunities for youth volunteers, check our online sign-up for “Youth United” events, contact Mary Maxfield at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our office at 434-293-9066.