Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville

 
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Youth United

At Habitat, we welcome youth involvement. For more information about any of the activities listed below, contact Lydia at lprokosch@cvillehabitat.org or call our office at 434-293-9066. If you’re interested in volunteering as a family, youth group, school group, or scout troop, please see our Family-Friendly Activities and School and Youth Group pages for more information.
 
Youth United
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). Elementary, middle school, and high school are all partnering with Habitat to raise money and awareness. Since its inception, the Charlottesville YU program has been a partial sponsor on seven Habitat homes.

Habitat Clubs
Youth United supports Habitat clubs at most of the local high schools.  (View a list of current partnerships here.) These clubs regularly participate in fundraising, service, and advocacy projects on behalf of Habitat for Humanity.  To contact the leadership for an existing school club – or to learn how you can start a new one – please contact Lydia Prokosch, Youth United Coordinator, at lprokosch@cvillehabitat.org.

Steering Committee
A steering committee, composed of 2-3 representatives from each of the local high schools, meets monthly to plan and execute events ranging from landscaping projects to car wash fundraisers to small builds. Steering committee applications open in the spring and—while not required to apply—most representatives have served as members of school Habitat Clubs for 1-2 years.

Youth Service Days
Individual volunteers are also welcome to join us for specific youth volunteer opportunities without committing to ongoing service. Youth service days can be a great way to meet community service requirements or “get a taste” of Youth United opportunities. To learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities that are open to youth, check our on-line sign-up for events labeled “Youth United,” contact Lydia Prokosch at lprokosch@cvillehabitat.org or call our office at 434-293-9066.
 
You can learn more about past Youth United events here.
 
Habitat Store and Construction Site
Volunteers ages 15 and up are also welcome to volunteer at the Habitat Store.  Volunteers 16 and above are welcome on the construction site, provided they contact the Volunteer Manager prior to sign-up.
 
Sign-Up and Liability
View directions on how to sign-up online as a youth volunteer and fill out the minor liability form by clicking here.
 
Stay Connected
Like the Youth United Facebook page for more information about youth-specific programs and events. 
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