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. We sponsor several programs and events to get young people involved in our mission through construction, fundraising, and advocacy work.

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

Youth United

Youth United mobilizes young people in the mission work of Habitat for Humanity. Youth United members help raise money, and advocate for affordable housing. They educate themselves and others about Habitat’s missionhelp build Habitat homes in our community, and receive access to special youth only events. Habitat of Durham partners with multiple schools, families, and organizations dedicated to helping make a difference in the Durham community. To get involved, contact Rebecca Leonard.

Youth ages 16 and older can work on Habitat construction sites and are encouraged to sign up by visiting Volunteer Connect.  

Join Youth United and start helping to build affordable housing in Durham today! One great way to get started is to create a Youth United Fundraising Page. Share 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.

Campus Chapters

CampusChapter

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, North Carolina Central University, and several high schools in Durham. To find out if your school is involved, contact Rebecca Leonard.

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 United Events

Habitat for Humanity of Durham holds annual and special events that are for volunteers of all ages. Please check out our calendar of events to learn more about these youth events and if you have specific questions or inquires, contact Rebecca.

Habitat Success Stories

Lal is a Burmese refugee who came to Durham after stops in Egypt 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.”

Lal