Youth that are 16 years or older may volunteer on a construction site, but may NOT use power tools or work from a height of six feet or more. An adult chaperone for every five youth volunteers is required for construction for youth groups.  Individual volunteers who are 16-17 years old may volunteer on their own. Be sure to inform the site superintendent that you are under 18 and turn in your minor volunteer waiver.   To get started, please click here.


Youth aged 14-17 are welcome to volunteer at Habitat's ReStores, located in Kearny Mesa, Escondido, and National City. All youth volunteers at the ReStore who are 15 and under require a parent or guardian to volunteer with them. To get started, please click here.

Other Youth Activities

For those under 14 who are still interested in being a part of the Habitat mission, there are many other options available to make a difference in the community:       

  • Write thank you cards to donors and volunteers
  • Be a part of the HabiSnacks crew by bringing snacks or a cold treat to the job sites
  • Organize a fundraising activity with your family and friends
  • Create a gift basket with your family to give to Habitat homeowners

Contact us at to set up an activity today!     


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