Youth and Children
Since you must be 16 or older to volunteer on a Paterson Habitat construction site, there are many other activities that young people and children can do to help solve our city's housing crisis.
Hammering 4 Habitat
A winter morning of building walls, friendships and hope at the Paterson Museum. Donations are collected to help with the construction of new homes.
A summer morning of fun activities for children ages 5-11 held at the Paterson Habitat office.
Youth of all ages can grow plants for our homeowners then schedule a volunteer day to do planting. This is a great volunteer opportunity for youth groups and classrooms.
Volunteers at least 15 years old are able to assist with copying, phone calls, mailings and data entry in our administrative office. Office volunteers are welcome Monday thru Friday. This is a great opportunity for volunteering during spring, winter and summer breaks.
Other ways to become involved
Form a Habitat Club at your school or church and help Paterson Habitat bring awareness for the need of decent affordable housing. Habitat Clubs are fun opportunities for youth to develop leadership, team building and social skills while helping others.
Hold a fundraiser
There are many ways volunteers of all ages can plan a fundraising activity to help with the cost of building homes. Here are some ideas you can organize with your Habitat Club or your friends. Ideas: Car wash, bake sale, candy or flower sale, tool drive, stud signing, etc.
Nickels for Nails
Make a change! Donate your change! Contact our office and we will provide you with the tools and information to help you run a "Coin Drive".
Habitat for Humanity International offers a number of organized programs for youth and children.