Youth Programs

Youth Programs

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 or (919) 682-0516. 

Youth United

Youth United is a program that mobilizes young people in Habitat for Humanity’s mission of eliminating poverty housing.  Youth United members help raise money, advocate for affordable housing, educate themselves and others about Habitat’s mission, help build Habitat homes in our community, and receive access to special youth only events.

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

Habitat of Durham partners with multiple schools, families and organizations dedicated to helping make a difference in the Durham community.  To find out if your school is involved, contact Rebecca.

Join Youth United and start helping build affordable housing today!

Youth United Fundraising Page

Campus Chapters


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

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 Document

Youth United 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.

Building with Youth Schedule

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.”