Whether you are a new student, never worked with tools before, or a returning volunteer, we have plenty of opportunities for anyone willing to help this upcoming semester!
How can you help?
Join us in one of our regular events:
Construction [Saturdays, 8am-3pm]: Build a Habitat for Humanity home, this year we will specifically be building town homes for Build-A-Block. This is the largest Habitat School Chapter partnership with A Habitat affiliate (Wake County) ever. Learn to frame, sheath, roof, paint, etc., using hand tools and power tools (optional). Join our email list-serv to attend. All sign-ups are done by email (you can unsubscribe at any time, I promise). If you want more information, contact a Work Projects officer.
Deconstruction [Some Saturdays, 8am-3pm]: Save an older home from being crumpled up and dumped in a landfill. We tear apart houses piece-by-piece, sending all usable materials to the Habitat Wake Re-Store, a thrift store where customers shop with donations. Join our email list-serv to attend. All sign-ups are done by email (you can unsubscribe at any time, I promise). If you want more information, contact a Work Projects officer.
Tutoring: If work sites aren’t your cup-of-tea, consider volunteering with our tutoring program. A few afternoons a week, we get together to volunteer at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County. Bring your basic math and reading skills to share with elementary school aged children at the Boys and Girls clubs. We play educational games, read books, and help kids with their homework. Join our email list-serv to attend. All sign-ups are done by email. If you want more information, contact an Education officer.
Volunteer as much, or as little, as you want!
There are no membership fees and we appreciate any time you are willing to donate. Some students come to one or two events in a semester, some come more regularly. It’s up to you!
As a senior who has been volunteering with Habitat NCSU since my freshman year, I sincerely recommend coming out. We have a lot of fun. Lunch, tools, and instruction are provided; and we carpool so just bring yourself.
Shack-A-Thon is a week-long event in the Brickyard where Habitat NCSU, along with many other student organizations, builds wooden shacks which they must occupy 24 hours a day for 5 days. Each of the 20+ shacks across the Brickyard must be manned by at least two students at all times. Over the course of the week students fundraise to add to their total donations previously gathered competing for the largest amount of money donated. Last year the more than $50,000 that was raised was all donated to Habitat for Humanity to help build our 11 homes with Build-A-Block. Shack-A-Thon 2017 will be the last full week in September, the 18th through 22nd!