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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.

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.

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

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!

 

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.

 

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