Collegiate Challenge is a unique one-week volunteer program. It's offered year-round, however, Beaches Habitat primarily participates in the late winter and spring.
Due to limitations within our construction program, we are not participating in Collegiate Challenge in 2022. We plan to resume opportunities for spring 2023.
We invite you to visit Habitat for Humanity International's website to explore other options for spring 2022.
We look forward to reconnecting in 2023!
Beaches Habitat welcomes students from abroad to join our construction program for a short-term volunteer experience. Students volunteer alongside our staff, future homeowners and local volunteers to improve their hands-on construction skills and gain a better comprehension of the English language. Volunteer internships are available for up to 4 students per time period who are participating through a sponsored program.
Students will have the opportunity to work closely with a skilled construction team to gain a greater sense of responsibility, maturity, and self-confidence through interaction with Beaches Habitat's staff, volunteers, and future homeowners. Students will be trained to successfully complete tasks associated with the construction of new homes and repair or renovation of existing homes, developing competence in the use of construction tools and an understanding of safe construction practices. In addition, through interactions on the construction site, students will gain an awareness and appreciation of different cultures and have the opportunity to improve their English language skills.
Students interested in volunteering may submit an application for consideration. Applications may be submitted 3 to 6 months in advance of travel and will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.