Volunteer with your School or Youth Group
Interested in having your school or youth group build with Habitat for Humanity GTA?
It is very important that you read through all of the information below to ensure that your group is eligible to build before you contact our office to schedule your group.
- We accept school groups of 10 or 20 people.
- Students must be at least 16 years of age or older to build with us.
- We require that for every 5 students between the ages of 16 – 18, there must be one adult (over the age of 21) building. (ie. 15 students requires 3 adults)
- A minor waiver must be signed by a guardian of each participating student that is between the ages of 16-18.
- Waivers must also be signed by adults in the group.
All minor waivers must be signed appropriately with parent signatures and all participants must have their waivers with them when they arrive at the build site. If waivers are not completed, the individual may not be permitted to build.
The build day commences at 8:00am and ends at 4:00pm. In order to be eligible to build with us, the entire group must commit to being on the site at 8:00am sharp. We cannot accept groups that do not arrive promptly or that wish to leave early. We have a construction schedule that we must adhere to so that our families can move into their homes on the date that we’ve promised them. If groups arrive late or leave early, we don’t accomplish the tasks that need to be completed on a given day.
Habitat for Humanity GTA relies on the generosity of our supporters to fund the construction of our homes. We encourage volunteer groups to set a fundraising goal of $100 per person and will provide your team with exclusive registration links, a dedicated volunteer coordinator on the day, volunteer t-shirts, pizza lunch, and a digital photo album of your experience if you reach a fundraising goal of $1000 for a group of up to 10, or $2000 for a group of up to 20.
We have an online fundraising tool that school groups can use to build a team page, where each student and chaperones can register as a team member and fundraise online by asking friends and family to sponsor their volunteer efforts. We also have pledge forms that students can use.
Learn more about what to expect on your Build Day.
Contact Ifhtia Haque at 416-755-7353 x 246 for more information or to schedule a build day.