Habitat welcomes youth volunteers. We are proud to work with Durham's future leaders to eliminate substandard housing. We sponsor several programs to get young people involved in construction, fundraising, and advocacy work.
To join our youth programs, please contact Rebecca at email@example.com or (919) 682-0516.
Youth United is a youth-led home build sponsorship program that mobilizes neighbors aged 5-25 in Habitat for Humanity’s mission of eliminating poverty housing. Youth United volunteers raise money, advocate for affordable housing, learn leadership skills, educate themselves and others about Habitat’s mission and help build a Habitat home in our community.
During the Academic calendar year, youth ages 5 to 25 meet monthly to get involved as leaders, planners, press agents, and fundraisers. Youth ages 16 and older can work on the construction site to help build the home in the spring.
Youth United partners with 30 known schools, families and organizations dedicated to helping make a difference in the Durham community. To find out if your school is involved, contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus chapters are student-led, student-initiated organizations at high schools and colleges 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, North Carolina Central University, and several high schools in Durham.
Building with Youth Program
Building with Youth is a 4-part program that involves learning about Habitat, helping Durham Habitat by doing at least two approved activities and reflecting on the experience. Each participant who completes the program will be presented with an award of participation. This program can be implemented at the convenience of our youth volunteers.
Building with Youth Monthly Events
On the fourth Saturday of each month, the Habitat Building with Youth program hosts youth of all ages for hands-on experience. Volunteers can help with many off-site tasks, including ReStore volunteering, special events, constructing birdhouses and rain barrels, preparing lunches for volunteers, and fundraising.