Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge alternative break volunteer

Collegiate Challenge

We offer alternative school break opportunities for students.

For more than 25 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 250,000 have committed to building safe, affordable homes across the United States through Collegiate Challenge.

Coronavirus impact on Collegiate Challenge builds

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to all parts of society, Habitat for Humanity included. Habitat for Humanity International has taken several actions to consider our viability in the long term and prioritize the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, partners and the people we serve.

Among those actions, Habitat for Humanity International is suspending all Collegiate Challenge volunteer builds until further notice.

About Collegiate Challenge

This unique one-week volunteer program is offered year-round. All you need is five or more friends ages 16 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!

Are you ready to accept the challenge?

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
121 Habitat St.
Americus, GA 31709-3498

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

Fax: 229-410-7443

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