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Student Groups

Student Groups are among our most enthusiastic, hard-working, service-oriented, and selfless supporters. Plus, they’re downright fun! We wholeheartedly invite your student group to get involved with Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity. Contact us at gchabitatinfo@verizon.net to learn more and to discuss your interest in the following programs.

The Team Building Program
The Team Building Program is an opportunity for your student group, of 6-12 members, to work together outside of the classroom to achieve something you have likely never done before – building a home! Through this program, your student group will improve communication, cooperation, and camaraderie; strengthen team spirit and morale; and learn practical construction skills while spending a day on our construction site together.

We are glad to offer teenagers the Habitat experience, however it is the policy of Habitat for Humanity, that children under the age of 16, not be allowed on work-sites while construction is in progress. It is further the policy of Habitat for Humanity that, while minors between the ages of 14-17 may be allowed to participate in activities on the job-site, such as clean up, landscaping events, etc; using power tools, excavation, demolition, working on rooftops and similar activities are not permitted for anyone under the age of 18.

Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity will provide tools, safety equipment, and skilled construction staff to train the students and supervise construction.

Student Clubs and Campus Chapters
You may be interested in starting a Habitat for Humanity club at your school. Starting a club is a great way for students to deepen their involvement with Habitat, develop leadership skills, engage more students in our work, and build camaraderie with other students who share an interest in affordable housing. Student clubs are asked to support our work in several ways, including fund-raising, outreach to the community, and volunteering on the construction site, at our ReStore, and at special events.

Student Clubs that have been in existence for at least one year, have made significant contributions to Habitat, can demonstrate a strong and committed membership, and have a viable leadership transition plan may apply to become a campus chapter. A Campus Chapter is a student-initiated and student-led organization at a high school or college that partners with a local Habitat affiliate to build, fundraising, advocate, and educate. To be recognized as a Habitat for Humanity campus chapter, the group must be chartered by Habitat for Humanity International.

Collegiate Challenge
Interested in spending your Spring Break building homes with other ambitious, service-oriented, like-minded students? Gloucester County Habitat hosts local and out-of-state student groups each spring to build with us through the Collegiate Challenge program. We provide housing in a local church from Sunday afternoon to the following Saturday morning, skilled supervision, tools, safety equipment, and meaningful construction work.

For more information on the above, please contact us at gchabitatinfo@verizon.net