Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge alternative break volunteer

Collegiate Challenge

We offer alternative school break opportunities for students.

For more than 30 years, Habitat has provided alternative school break volunteer opportunities to high school and college students. Since this program began in the late ’80s, more than 260,000 have committed to building safe, affordable homes across the United States through Collegiate Challenge.

Collegiate Challenge builds to resume in spring 2022

We’re excited to announce that Collegiate Challenge will return in a modified format for the upcoming year. The group application for Spring Break 2022 will open on Nov. 1, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. EDT. Be sure to check back on November 1. In the meantime, please sign up below for the Collegiate Challenge newsletter to receive more announcements.

About Collegiate Challenge

The information below refers to typical Collegiate Challenge programming, which will resume after 2021.

This unique one-week volunteer program is offered year-round. All you need is five or more friends ages 18 or older. Then, simply select a location that you are interested in traveling to. You can choose a build close to school or somewhere across the country. After that, prepare for an incredible experience that you and your friends will never forget.

Collegiate Challenge offers an education all its own. Whether your group is on the build site or serving in the ReStore, you’ll be learning about substandard living conditions and how affordable housing builds strength, stability and self-reliance for homeowners. This will allow you to see not just a house being built or repaired, but the people behind it  macro issues on a micro scale. These are life lessons you’ll carry with you far into the future. All the fun you’ll have will just be extra credit.

No experience is needed to volunteer so grab four friends or more and sign up for a Collegiate Challenge trip today!

Frequently asked questions

Contact us

For additional information, please contact us at [email protected]. Additional ways to contact us are listed below.

Postal mail:

Collegiate Challenge
Habitat for Humanity International
322 West Lamar Street 
Americus, Georgia 31709-3543

Phone: 1-800-HABITAT (1-800-422-4828)

Fax: 229-410-7443

Social media:
Use the #CollegiateChallenge hashtag to share your trip.