Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge program provides year-round alternative school break volunteer opportunities to college students across the United States.

30+ years of Collegiate Challenge, 260,000+ student volunteers, 1000s of families with a decent place to call home

When students volunteer with Habitat to ensure that every family has a safe and affordable place to call home, the effects can be life-changing for families with far-reaching impact on health, educational and economic outcomes and in moving society a step closer to housing equity.

Service volunteering can be equally transformative for students as they learn on the frontlines and witness their own potential for making an impact.

Students describe their experience as:

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Our student volunteer opportunities for 2022 are now open. Search available opportunities for spring break 2022!

You can choose to volunteer close to school or on the other side of the country. No prior experience is needed to volunteer. All you need is a group of five students, ages 18 or older. So, grab four friends or more and apply for a 2022 Collegiate Challenge opportunity todayThen prepare for an incredible experience that you and your friends will never forget! 

As one of the longest running student volunteer programs, Collegiate Challenge is unique in offering year-round volunteer opportunities for students across the U.S. Below is our posting schedule for summer, fall and winter break opportunities.

If you have a question that is not covered in our FAQ, contact us at [email protected] or (800) 422-4828.

    Schedule of opportunities

    Break period
    Travel months
    Date schedule posted
    Spring break March - May 2022 Nov. 1, 2021
    Summer break June - Aug. 2022 Dec. 6, 2021
    Fall break Sept. - Nov. 2022 July 18, 2022
    Winter break Dec. 2022 - Feb. 2023 Sept. 5, 2022


    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 St.
    Americus, Georgia 31709-3543

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

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