Youth Opportunities

invest in the future and instill a love of volunteering

For ages 5-25!

Habitat for Humanity Tucson has a variety of programs available for young people.

The minimum age to volunteer at the traditional construction site, CHUCK, or HabiStore is 16; the minimum age to volunteer at an A Brush With Kindness or Neighborhood Revitalization project is 14. But that’s not all we do!

We are also happy to sponsor a variety of programs and advocacy ideas for youth aged 5-25.

Younger generations have always inspired the rest of us to better our world.

That kind of idealism can be infectious, and when paired with tangible service, real change can occur. Our Youth Programs are the intersection of aspiration and action.

Numerous benefits to volunteering

There are numerous benefits to volunteering in general, but volunteering with HFHT specifically provides the ability to:

  • Meet and work with those who are different than you, including other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners.
  • Understand the needs of others, particularly concerning poor living conditions versus safe, affordable housing.
  • Become involved in the strengthening of your own neighborhoods and communities.
  • Participate in meaningful work resulting in a sense of accomplishment.
  • Learn new skills and gain confidence.
  • Improve your own life and the lives of others in practical and long-lasting ways.
  • Have fun in a way you may not have thought possible.
  • Learn to be respectful and kind.
  • Develop leadership skills.

Students and young professionals can learn how to get involved in our Youth Programs

Campus Chapters

Campus chapters are high school and college service clubs that partner with Habitat working locally. These grassroots groups volunteer, fundraise, advocate for systemic change and educate their fellow students on campus about the affordable housing crisis.

In Tucson, there is currently one Campus Chapter at the U of A.

For Olivia Johnson, getting involved with the University of Arizona’s campus chapter changed her life’s trajectory. “It was through Habitat that I found my passion for serving others,” she says.

To learn more about the University of Arizona campus chapter you can email ginah@habitattucson.org or uazhabitat@gmail.com.

Collegiate Challenge 

Students 18 years and older can join the nearly 250,000 young people who have taken an alternative spring, summer or fall break to help families build or repair a decent and affordable place to call home.

Come up with a group of five or more volunteers, a location you are interested in working and a one-week commitment, and Habitat will take it from there. 

HFHT is proud to work with the collegiate challenge program and welcomes students from all over to enjoy the Sonoran Desert and help us further our mission of building homes, community and hope.

benefits of volunteering

Live longer, learn something new, see your neighborhood in a new light, find a job, and more.
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