Youth and Education Partnerships

Young people and students play a huge role in our mission to eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Cities and create awareness of the need for decent, affordable shelter for all people. We welcome the energy and enthusiasm these groups bring.

Our goal is to provide special opportunities for youth to become educated about affordable housing while they volunteer with us. We want them to build self-esteem, learn new skills, receive hands-on job training, and develop a life-long spirit of service.

SPONSORSHIP & GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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Opportunities

HOMEBUILDING

Build and rehabilitate decent, affordable homes in the seven-county metro area in partnership with hard-working, low-income families.

OPPORTUNITY DETAILS

Group size: 10-18 volunteers
Opportunities Available: April-Sept., Mon.-Fri.; Oct.-March, Tues.-Sat.
Workday:  8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A BRUSH WITH KINDNESS

Preserve homeownership by helping low-income homeowners maintain and repair their homes.

OPPORTUNITY DETAILS

Group size: 10-15 volunteers
Opportunities Available: April-Oct., weekdays & Saturdays
Workday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hands-on Workshop

Come and build Adirondack Chairs or Storage Boxes with the help of skilled Youth Workshop Leaders. The chairs and boxes are given to Habitat homebuyers as welcome gifts or sold at our ReStore! 

OPPORTUNITY DETAILS

Group size: 10-40 volunteers
Opportunities Available: Year-round, weekdays and Saturdays
Workday:  2-3 hours

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Learn more about Habitat and affordable housing in the Twin Cities with these fun and interactive activities.

OPPORTUNITY DETAILS

Group size: 10+ Youth
Opportunities Available: Year-round, weekdays and Saturdays
Workday:  Activities take 1-2 hours 

RESTORE

Sort donations, take inventory, assist customers and arrange merchandise at our discount building materials outlet. Proceeds benefit Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

OPPORTUNITY DETAILS

Group size: up to 13 volunteers
Opportunities Available: Year-round, Tuesday - Friday
Workday: minimum two-hour shift between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

 

CAMPUS CHAPTERS

Campus Chapters volunteer, fundraise, educate and advocate on behalf of Twin Cities Habitat.  We currently have campus chapters at the University of Minnesota, Hamline University, Macalester College and The University of St. Thomas.  Join an existing chapter or start your own!

LANDSCAPING

Help put the last touches on a Habitat home! Work alongside U of M Master Gardeners and the homeowners and their family to make their home beautiful! Volunteers will help dig, plant, mulch, and rake the yards. 

OPPORTUNITY DETAILS

Group size: 8-12 volunteers
Opportunities Available: Saturdays in the spring and fall
Workday: 9am-4pm, though many projects end early

SUPERVISION GUIDELINES

Youth ages 14 - 15 are allowed to volunteer at the ReStore and on landscaping projects if there is one-to-one adult supervision.

Youth ages 16-18 are allowed to volunteer on site if there is one adult for every four youth. Youth in this age group are prohibited from certain activities, including entering the immediate area of hazardous equipment or material.

Group Registration Form