Youth Involvement - Construction and Rock the Block™
Youth volunteers must be at least 16 years-old. Volunteers ages 16 and 17 must have a parent/guardian sign their waiver of liability and be accompanied to the site by an adult who is legally responsible for them. Youth groups volunteering on the construction site must have a ratio of one (1) adult to every four (4) youths.
Youth Involvement - ReStore
Youth ages 14-17 are permitted to work at the ReStore, but will not be allowed to do any hazardous activities which include the use of power tools, motor vehicles, or forklifts and loading or unloading merchandise in racks above six feet. Youth are also not permitted to work in any area where forklifts are being operated.
Youth ages 14 and 15 must have a responsible adult accompany them while they work in the ReStore and ALL youth regardless of age are required to have an adult legally responsible for them sign in on their behalf upon arrival. Youth groups volunteering at the ReStore must have a ratio of one (1) adult to every (8) eight youths. Youth under the age of 14 are not permitted to work at the Habitat ReStore.
Collegiate Challenge are groups of 5 or more participants, 16 years of age or older, who spend one week working with a participating affiliate to eliminate poverty housing in that area. Through Collegiate Challenge, participants will have a chance to:
learn/improve skills, meet new people in a new place, and make a difference!
GDM Habitat hosts Collegiate Challenge groups throughout the month of March. Past groups have included Marquette, Texas A & M, Northwestern and many others. Click here to register a Collegiate Challenge group of your own!
Campus Chapters are student led organizations at both the high school and college campus levels that partner with their local Habitat affiliate. Campus Chapters must fulfill the following four functions: Building, Fundraising, Advocacy, and Educating.
We currently have campus chapters at Drake University and Dowling Catholic High School. For more information on starting your own campus chapter, please visit this website.
Not old enough to participate? There are several fun and creative ways youth under the age of 16 can get involved.
- House Dedication Ambassadors
- Lot Clean Up
- Snow Removal
- Much, much more!
If you need to fulfill school or court-ordered community service hours and would like to work on our construction sites, click here.