Are you a high school or college student who is deeply unsettled by the fact that 4 in 10 of your Chicago neighbors live in declining conditions? 


If you’re ready to transform this discomfort into action and use your voice, your time, and your connections to take on this challenge headfirst, consider starting a Habitat for Humanity Chicago Campus Chapter. 

What is a Campus Chapter?

Habitat Chicago campus chapters are groups that are officially affiliated with Habitat Chicago, who use their campus platform and connections to educate and advocate for the Habitat Chicago mission. 


Campus chapters are comprised of students who recognize that it isn’t foolish or naïve to believe that, as an individual, you can effect serious change for your community. 


They recognize that words sound good, but taking action speaks a whole lot louder. 


They recognize that, as a city and a society, we have the resources to build a world where everyone has a decent place to live and we just need to come together to make it happen. 


They recognize that the time to build is now. 

Key Activities

Advocate: Tell other organizations, businesses and community groups about the need for safe, affordable housing and concentrated community investments in Chicago. 


Educate: Inform classmates, teachers, friends and family about the mission of Habitat Chicago, and the importance of building strength, stability and self-reliance through housing, beautification, and development projects.  


Volunteer: Spend time at the build site or at the ReStore volunteering alongside fellow chapter members and Habitat homeowners.


Fundraise: Put your money where your mouth is by augmenting your advocacy and volunteerism through fun and creative fundraisers with fellow chapter members.

Chapter Benefits

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At least one group volunteer opportunity per semester


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Receive year-long support from our Volunteers Team 


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Access to Habitat speakers for Campus Chapter events


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Priority registration for special events


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Access to Habitat Chicago online fundraising tools




Next Steps

If you are interested in learning more, or would like to start a high school or university chapter, please email

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