Other ways to get involved

Youth & student groups

There are many ways for young people to get involved in the mission of Habitat for Humanity. You must be 16 or older to build on a Habitat construction site. See below for ideas & check out Habitat’s youth programs.

  • Prepare lunch or snacks for volunteers. Support Habitat by supporting our volunteers! A hot cup of coffee on a cold morning or a homemade cookie at the end of a long day could be the extra support a volunteer needs to succeed. Learn more about joining the Lunch Bunch below.

  • Host a fundraising or education event. Host a dinner theater, music concert, or play at your school or congregation. Proceeds from ticket sales could help purchase a front door or a new roof. Contact Alicia, Director of Resource Development, at alicia@habitatcd.org.

  • Organize a collection drive. Collect and recycle bottles and cans to raise funds. Host a tool drive. Let us know that you’re interested in holding a collection to support our building efforts, and we’ll provide you with our current Wish List.

  • Start a Campus Chapter. Are you dedicated to learning more about Habitat’s mission and want to inspire others at your high school or college? Start a Campus Chapter to help Habitat build and advocate here in the Capital District and around the world. Learn more here.


Join the Lunch Bunch

The Lunch Bunch supports Habitat by providing, delivering, setting up and cleaning up lunches for Habitat volunteers at the construction site. These individuals, groups or small businesses purchase or prepare food for 8-10 people and drop it off at our construction site for the volunteers to enjoy. The Lunch Bunch is a great way for people to get involved who may not be able to volunteer a full day on the construction site. It’s also a great opportunity for kids to get involved with their families!

Lunch Bunch volunteers may commit to a one-time lunch donation or they can sign up to donate lunch regularly.

1.  Contact us to determine which day and site location works best.

We build year-round Tuesday-Saturday, although we may prioritize days where we have large volunteer groups on site. We will let you know how many volunteers and partner families to expect and what time you should arrive to set up.

2.  Prepare your lunch!

Lunch Bunch volunteers make homemade meals, secure donations from their favorite restaurants or purchase prepared meals. We ask that you bring all of the necessary serving utensils along with plates, napkins and cups. Generally, our construction site trailers have electricity, but if your meal requires heating on site please double-check with us first.

We also accept donations directly from restaurants in the form of catered lunches or gift cards. Donating lunch or snacks is a great way to get your name out to the hundreds of volunteers that work with Habitat each year.



Melissa Moore, Project Manager
(518) 462-2993 x109