Youth and Student Volunteer Opportunities
There are lots of ways to get involved with Habitat Denver and we welcome youth and student volunteers.
Why should a student or young adult consider volunteering with Habitat Denver?
- Complete your school or honors society volunteer hours
- Gain valuable work experience that can lead to written recommendations and references for work and post-secondary education.
- Develop trade and teamwork skills with our construction crew.
- Gain valuable customer service skills at the ReStore.
All volunteers under the age of 18 at any location will need a signed waiver from their parent or guardian.
Ages 14-15: Volunteer at all five ReStores accompanied by an adult only
Ages 16-17: Volunteer at all five ReStores, seven days a week
Ages 16+ High School Students: Summer Youth Program
Ages 14-15: Volunteer at the Production Shop (Painting) accompanied by an adult only
Ages 16-17: Volunteer at all Home Repair and New Construction sites, and the Production Shop (Painting). On construction sites, tasks are restricted to exclude climbing ladders and operating power tools.
We welcome all types of school clubs to schedule a service day at our construction sites or ReStores. Group size typically ranges from 5-10 volunteers. Visit our group opportunities page to learn more and complete our group request form.
Every year during the spring, college students from across the country travel to Denver to build simple, decent, affordable homes for low-income families in need. The volunteers are participants of Habitat for Humanity International’s Collegiate Challenge, which is one of the country’s largest alternative spring break programs and offers the opportunity for students to gain new skills, make new friends, and make a meaningful impact on the community.
Youth Under 14
For volunteers under the age of 14, we have opportunities for you to get involved too! If you're interested in participating in one of our youth projects, please contact Charlotte Thompson.
- Bring lunch/snacks to a volunteer group:Youth may prepare snacks and bring it out to the job site for the volunteers that day. In the summer time we ask that they come in the afternoon, and bring cold treats (watermelon, lemonade, popsicles, baked goods, etc.). In the winter we ask that they come in the morning at the start of the day and bring something warm to drink (coffee, hot chocolate, tea), and a small breakfast snack (donuts, baked goods, fruit). The group would get to interact with volunteers and homeowners and see the house they are working on, as well as learn about Habitat and how we are serving the community.
- Build a planter for a partner family: Youth volunteers 8-13 years old and their parents will build and paint a flower planter in our warehouse, which will be given to our partner families once they have moved into their home. For more information and to register for a project, please visit http://vhub.at/planterbuild
- Tool drive: Habitat provides you with a list of commonly used tools, students organize a tool drive and then donate the tools to Habitat. We recommend that the students deliver the tools to a construction site so that the construction supervisors can thank them in person.
Visit the Habitat for Humanity International's educational resource page for teachers, parents, other youth leaders and student groups to use with youth for education on Habitat and housing.
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver is a 501 (c) nonprofit organization, FEIN: 74-2050021 see our About Us page for more organization information.