Have Your College or High School Build with Us

Go from hitting the books to hitting nails with Collegiate Challenge. 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.

This unique volunteer experience is being offered March – April.

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 your friends and sign up for the Collegiate Challenge today!


Frequently Asked Questions

What ages can participate in the Collegiate Challenge?
Youth ages 16 to 25 may participate in this program and must have turned 16 by the first day of the project. Adult chaperones over the age of 25 are also welcome. If any volunteers are under the age of 18, at least one adult chaperone 25 years of age or older must be present for every five students. Please note that anyone under 18 cannot operate power tools or work more than six feet off the ground.


Can I come as an individual?
Yes, you can, although we encourage you to bring friends. Your group doesn’t have to be an official club or organization to participate, however, we encourage you to ask around within your school, church, civic group or friends. You never know who might be interested, and how building a house together might deepen your relationships!


How do I sign-up myself or my group to participate or get more information?


Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more Information

2910 Elkhart Road

Goshen, IN 46526

Office Phone: 574-533-6109

Fax: 574-537-9276

ReStore: 574-533-1823 

Indiana Relay TTY:  800-743-3333 

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Office Hours: M-Th: 8:00-5:00 pm, F: 8:00-3:00 pm

ReStore Hours: M-T: 9:00-2:00 pm, W-Sat: 9:00-6:00 pm Closed: Sun