Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers of all ages can help Habitat Wake build lives more fulfilled in Wake County!

We appreciate interest in our youth volunteer programs! For safety reasons, volunteers on a construction site must be at least 16 years of age. 

Volunteers ages 16 to 18: Please fill out and have signed by a parent/guardian this youth volunteer permission slip, and bring it with you on your registered volunteer day!

Too young to volunteer with construction? Volunteer opportunities for kids under 16 are below!

Youth Volunteer opportunities (Ages 14+)

 Home Preservation

Youth Volunteer on Habitat Wake Home Preservation ProjectHabitat Wake’s Home Preservation program works with homeowners in our Neighborhood Revitalization communities to complete painting, exterior repairs, yard clean-up, and external beautification work with homeowners who are unable to afford this work. Volunteers age 14+ are welcome to Home Preservation projects.





Youth Summer Builds

Youth Volunteers at Habitat Wake Component Build

Habitat Wake offers an opportunity for youth groups, ages 16 and up, to work on a home construction site for a local mission experience. Throughout the summer, volunteers will work on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each weekend. Youth are able to develop building skills, nurture teamwork, and enjoy fellowship — all in serve to God and their neighbors, by supporting the mission to ensure that everyone has a safe, affordable place to call home.

To schedule your Youth Summer Build, contact Christin Murphy at or 919.744.2417.

 Volunteer Opportunities: All Ages!

Neighborhood cleanup – spend 1-2 days cleaning one of the neighborhoods where we’re building homes. Contact volunteer services for scheduling and directions.

Tool Drive – As you might guess, we always need tools! You can host a tool collection drive in your area and donate any working tools to Habitat Wake for us to use on site or sell in our ReStores.

ReStore donation drive – collect items to be sold in our ReStores. A full list of items we accept for donation can be found here.

Small Hands Big Hearts United – Small Hands Big Hearts United is a Triangle-based non-profit organization founded by Anita Pease that coordinates youth service opportunities for kids ages 2 – 18 with Habitat Wake and a variety of other organizations.  For more information, visit their website, or email to sign up for their email list.

Youth Volunteers Create Banners for Other VolunteersSmall hands big hearts youth volunteer delivers banner to Matt