|Youth are encouraged to volunteer with Habitat Choptank when possible through age appropriate activities.
Youth must be a certain age to participate as Construction Volunteers. Youths age 15 and younger are unfortunately prohibited from volunteering on active construction sites due to liability concerns. Youths age 16 to17 may volunteer on the construction sites and perform general construction work, but may not use power tools, motor vehicles, participate in excavation, roofing, or work from a height of six feet or more. Adults age 18 and older may participate in all tasks available.
For high school aged youths and college aged young adults, Campus Chapters are a way to participate and volunteer with Habitat Choptank. Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapters are student led and student initiated clubs, organizations, or extracurricular activities on a high school or college campus. Campus Chapters partner with a local Habitat for Humanity affiliate to fulfill the four functions of a Campus Chapter defined as building, fundraising, advocating, and educating. Initiating or joining a Campus Chapter in its activities is an effective way for youth to contribute to the mission and work of Habitat Choptank.
For younger school aged children, girl or boy scout troops, or other youth groups or clubs, Youth United is a Habitat for Humanity program that mobilizes youth to contribute to the mission of Habitat Choptank. The goals of the Youth United program are to involve youth in their community, engage youth in Habitat’s mission of eliminating poverty housing, foster teamwork among diverse groups of youth, and develop youth leaders. The Youth United program provides activities for youths to complete such as organizing a fundraiser, landscaping, completing art projects, building a bench or piece of furniture to donate, or creating thank you cards. The Youth United program is an effective way for youth to volunteer with Habitat Choptank.|