Form a Habitat Club or Chapter at your school or church and help Habitat Detroit bring awareness for the need of decent affordable housing, and plan fundraising activities to help with the cost of building our houses. Habitat Clubs are fun opportunities for youth to develop leadership, team building and social skills while helping others. Click here to learn more about Habitat school chapters.
Habitat for Humanity Detroit encourages youth to get involved in the spirit of fundraising and volunteering either with family members or youth groups. Volunteer fundraising is a great way to engage youth in community awareness, goal setting, team building and giving. Click here to learn more.
Youth of all ages can grow plants for our homeowners then schedule a volunteer day to do the planting. It is a great volunteer opportunity for youth groups and classrooms. Adult leadership needed. For every four youth, one adult supervisor is needed.
Volunteers at least 15 years old are able to assist with copying, phone calls, mailings, and data entry in our administrative office. Office volunteer days are Tuesday – Friday; 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or the full day.
Youth ages 14 and older can give a helpful hand at one of our four ReStore locations (Detroit-West, Detroit-East, Pontiac and Farmington) where we sell new and used construction materials and furniture to the public. ReStore volunteer days are Tuesday – Saturday; 9:00 – 1:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. or the full day. Scope of work for minors at the ReStore include:
- Straightening/organizing stock
- Cleaning up yard/parking area
- Unloading trucks
- Loading customer purchases
Youth ages 16 and older can assist with the construction of our homes. These youth are restricted from using all power tools or working from heights (on roof or on scaffolding). Construction volunteer days are Wednesday – Saturday; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Youth ages 16 & 17 need to be accompanied by an adult supervisor that will work alongside him/her. For youth groups, for every four youth 16 & 17 year olds, one adult supervisor must volunteer with them. Scope of work for 16 & 17 year olds on the construction site that DOES NOT include the use of power tools:
- Yard work
- Lay drain tile
- Gravel work
- Cleaning site
Click here to view the volunteer calendar and to sign up.