Youth Programs volunteer

Hands-on building projects

The following activities can be great ways to get those under the age of 16 involved with hands-on building projects and learn construction skills before they are old enough to volunteer on a build site.

Each activity contains approximate age levels, time tables, material lists, step-by-step directions and a finished product picture. Some include diagrams as well.

These activities can be done in a group or individually. All activities require adult supervision. Adults should complete all steps requiring power tools. Adults should demonstrate proper safety precautions at all times around youth, setting a good example for them to follow.

Hands-on building project PDF files:

Suggested ways to use these projects:

  • Sell in your affiliate’s ReStore.
  • Give them as gifts to new homeowners.
  • Do them with homeowner children.
  • Give as gifts to donors.
  • Use as a fundraiser to sell or raffle.

Encourage youth to be creative and add personal touches to each project. But most importantly, let them have fun with it!