Youth Programs

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 11954217511527806368hammer_david_benjamin_01.svg.hiYouth Summer Volunteer Week
July 10th-15th 

Join us for a third Youth Summer Volunteer Week. We will have projects going on at our ReStore and build sites, as well as two projects for younger youth that week.

  • Tuesday, July 11th- Projects for youth ages 10-18
  • Thursday, July 13th- ReStore project for youth ages 14-18
  • Friday, July 14th- Build project for youth ages 16-18
  • Saturday, July 15th- Build project for youth ages 16-18
  • Saturday, July 15th- Projects for youth ages 5-14

Interested in learning more? Email and let me know the ages of your youth.


Youth Leadership Summit! AUGUST 2017
Ages: 16-18

 This program is open to youth ages 16-18. Youth will be asked to complete an online application, as well as submit one reference. This opportunity takes place over the course of a Friday and Saturday. At the completion of the program, we do ask that a parent, guardian, supporter or friend be available for a dinner where the youth will talk about their experiences. Each youth will also be placed on a team with a group of other local teens and have the opportunity to work closely with a non-profit professional over the course of the weekend.

The program starts at noon and goes through the night
Team Builders
Service Projects & development
Poverty Simulation
Opportunity to learn more about the greater RVA Non-profit landscape

Habitat Build 8AM-3PM
Team Exercise and Reflection Dinner at 5:30PM
The program concludes after the dinner

You can get an application here, Youth Leadership Summit Application! You will also need to submit a reference. Applications and references should be emailed to 

11954217511527806368hammer_david_benjamin_01.svg.hiFall Youth Volunteer Day- October 7th, 2017

Youth ages 5 and up are invited to help Habitat for Humanity!
Learn about Habitat!
Complete service projects!
Win Habitat prizes through fun, educational games!

LEGO Blitz Build- November 2018!

This event has now ended.


Ages: 5-12 & Families

Thank you for all those that participated!!! Find pictures of this year’s event HERE!

How it works…

Build A LEGO House

· Participate in the LEGO-Blitz build in teams to compete for prizes and learn about Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity.
· Categories: Ages 5-12, & Families


11954217511527806368hammer_david_benjamin_01.svg.hiCardboard City Challenge

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity will be hosting our third Cardboard City Challenge! This event is open to youth ages, 12-18. Each team must have at least 2 members. There is no maximum team size, but your team will have to fit in your shack. Teams spend a night in cardboard boxes or constructed shacks in order to draw attention to housing issues, advocate for affordable P1090141housing, and educate participants on Habitat and why everyone should have a safe place to call home!

What will a team need to participate?

We will provide all the materials to construct your shack.
Each person will be given a list of what to bring.
Each team can bring one item to incorporate in to their shack.
Each team must have at least one adult volunteer who helps during the duration of the event.
Prizes are awarded for the shack constructions, as well as for fundraising!

How long is the event?
The event registration starts at 5PM on Saturday and ends at 7:30AM on Sunday!

What do teams do for nearly 14 hours???

We do an orientation to Habitat & tour of Habitat build projects
The shack building competition
Games (both educational and just for fun)
Affordable Housing Movie
Service projects for Habitat (done on site for Habitat homeowners)
Movie and sleep


11954217511527806368hammer_david_benjamin_01.svg.hi Click HERE for Habitat Youth Projects!

HAVE ANY ARTISTIC ABILITY OR FRIENDS THAT DO? We are always looking for help in decorating our Tool Containers!



For more information contact Whitney Guthrie, Director of Community Engagement,!