Youth Programs

Youth Programs

Habitat welcomes volunteers of all ages. We are proud to work with Durham's future leaders interested in helping eliminate substandard housing. Youth ages 16 and older can work on Habitat construction sites and are encouraged to sign up by visiting Volunteer Connect. Younger youth are invited to participate in the programs below.

To learn more about our youth programs, please contact Rebecca at (919) 682-0516 ext 121.


All-Inclusive Saturday Program
Sat Youth Program

Offering two session each Saturday, this program seeks to engage youth ages 6-15 in service and learning with Habitat and other local community organizations. This is the perfect opportunity to
engage the entire family in affordable housing. Please register here.

Youth United

Youth United

Youth United mobilizes young people in the mission work of Habitat for Humanity by helping raise money, and advocate for affordable housing. Join today by creating a Youth United Fundraising PageShare photos and a few words about what Habitat means to you and then invite your friends and family to support your passion for affordable housing by donating to your page. To get involved, contact Rebecca.

Campus Chapters


Campus chapters are student-led, student-initiated organizations at local universities and high schools that partner with Durham Habitat to build homes, fundraise, advocate, and educate their fellow students on affordable housing issues. We currently have Campus Chapters at Duke University and North Carolina Central University. To get your school involved, contact Rebecca.

Building with Youth Program

Building with Youth

Building with Youth is a 4-part program that involves learning about Habitat, helping Durham Habitat by doing at least two approved activities, and then reflecting on the experience. Each participant who completes the program will be presented with an award of participation. This program is meant to be done at your own pace. Check out this Building with Youth Document to get started today.

Youth Are Invited to Durham Habitat Events

While youth under 16 may not build on our construction sites, Habitat for Humanity of Durham holds annual events and home kickoffs and dedications that are for volunteers of all ages. Please check out our calendar of events to learn more. 

Habitat Success Stories

Lal is a Burmese refugee who came to Durham after stops in India and Thailand. Lal partnered with Habitat and the Durham Literacy Center to renovate a historic home in East Durham. “There is no more fear,” Lal said. “We won’t have to move again because the home belongs to us.”