The Youth Build was started by Habitat for Humanity PEI to inspire youth to get involved in the community and give back to families in need of affordable housing. As the country’s premiere, non-profit builder of affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity relies heavily on the support and dedication of its volunteers and is proud to provide volunteer opportunities to youth who are interested in giving back to their community.
Habitat for Humanity PEI has a number of sponsorship opportunities available. All sponsorship levels come with a variety of engagement and recognition opportunities. For more information, contact Sophia Ball, Director of Resource Development, at 902-367-3559 / email@example.com or download our sponsorship booklet.
The chance to make a real impact on local hard-working, low-income families who need a hand up, not a hand out
Earn volunteer credit towards the community service hours requirement (if in high school)
Strengthen your resume and receive a reference letter from Habitat PEI’s CEO
Build camaraderie and teamwork skills with your committee or group (e.g. student council, clubs, community and church groups, sports teams, etc.)
Gain construction and fundraising experience
Develop awareness and understanding of the issues surrounding affordable housing for families in PEI
The chance to make connections (with like-minded peers, with the Habitat for Humanity organization, with other engaged volunteers, etc.)
How to Participate
Youth aged 16 to 24 are invited to participate. No tools or construction experience are needed. Simply register either on your own or as part of a team; commit to raise at least $250 to help build safe, decent, affordable Habitat homes; and choose a build day and volunteer with like-minded volunteers.