Youth Projects

What is the Chatham Habitat Youth Program?

According to Habitat for Humanity rules, those under the age of 16 are not permitted to work on the build site. Chatham Habitat youth projects give volunteers the opportunity to have a positive impact on the community around them at a young age. This will uphold CHFH’s mission and support the surrounding community through fun projects and unique crafts. Some of our past projects include creating and decorating holiday cards for CHFH homeowners, and making watercolor tile coasters to sell in the CHFH ReStore.

Through the program, we aim to nurture a sense of community involvement and teamwork within those who participate.  We love working with our youth, who also happen to be our future!

This program was developed in part by Zara, one of our wonderful interns. Read more about her time at Chatham Habitat here.


  • What do youth projects look like?
    • They vary! Our youth projects give kids the opportunity to come together and contribute to Chatham Habitat and the surrounding community –see the gallery for pictures of past projects. The items created are often sold in the ReStore or used in houses CHFH builds.
  • Is supervision required if the project is at the CHFH office?
    • Volunteers under 14 must have a parent or supervisor with them. For older kids, the group leader must be present.
  • When is the next event?
    • We currently don’t have any events scheduled, but will let you know when we do. In the meantime:
  • Can I create a group project and propose it to CHFH?
    • Yes! We welcome youth groups – such as Girl and Boy Scouts, church groups, and school organizations – to propose ideas. We will work with you on developing a project plan and a timeline! Email Anna Tuell or call 919-542-0794 to get started.
  • Are there any other volunteer opportunities for youth?
    • Yes, we also let high schoolers and younger volunteers to do some tasks in the ReStores. The parental supervision rules still apply, and all ReStore volunteers must do an orientation. Click here for more information.

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