Campus Chapters

A campus chapter is a student-initiated, student-led group on a high school or college campus that partners with their local Habitat affiliate to support Habitat’s mission of creating opportunities for decent and affordable housing in their community.

At Habitat Greater Boston, campus chapters are guided by four institutional pillars:

Direct service – Groups of students volunteer on Habitat Greater Boston build sites all year round. Activities range from wall raisings and installing siding on our build sites to customer service and refurbishing used furniture at the ReStore!

Fundraising – Campus chapters are asked to fundraise as part of their membership. All funds go directly toward construction materials, professional labor, land acquisition, and allow us to continue building in the Greater Boston community.

Advocacy – Campus chapters are encouraged to raise awareness of and advocate for local and national affordable housing policies. Habitat for Humanity International provides excellent guidelines for community outreach, campaigning, and writing to local officials.

Education – Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston shares educational materials that campus chapters can use in their own student body meetings and events across the campus community.

For more information on how to become a Habitat Greater Boston campus chapter, click here.

If you would like more information about our campus chapter program, please contact us at: 


Featured student-led campus chapters:

Boston College


A long-time campus chapter, Boston College students are known for their creative fundraisers, including basketball & Spikeball tournaments, selling “Habi-tots” around campus, and sending out Valentine’s Day candygrams!


Harvard College


Following their most recent Build Day, one Harvard student volunteer reached out to say, “It felt amazing to make a meaningful contribution to the development of Boston affordable housing, getting closer with my teammates along the way.” 

Be sure to catch them selling used dorm-essentials during their annual spring “Stuff Sale” to benefit the Habitat Greater Boston mission!

Kun Shan University


Every summer, students from Kun Shan University in Tawain travel to Boston for a two-month volunteer program! Not only do the students spend time on our build sites and at the ReStore, they also offer the marketing skills they have honed during the school year to help us with various projects. Most recently, they have translated our newsletter into Mandarin and provided us with wonderful artwork to use in our communications.


Kun Shan University students visit and volunteer at our Habitat Greater Boston ReStore in West Roxbury.

Northeastern University


After a hiatus due to COVID-19, the Northeastern University campus chapter has come back in full force as a strong presence on our build sites! They let us know that “working alongside [Habitat Greater Boston homeownership partners], and their families really highlights the importance of the work at hand.

Tufts University


Students from Tufts University consistently shine, not only on our build sites, but also in their unique partnership with our ReStore. Through volunteer days and special events at the ReStore, Tufts has set a great example as a multi-faceted student group!

We’ve also been grateful to partner with student groups from:

Babson College 
Boston NROTC Consortium 
Brookline High School 
Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers 
Emmanuel College 
Full Circle High School 
Harford Community College 
Malden Catholic 
Malden High School National Honors Society 
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 
MassBay Community College Veterans Club 
Melrose High School 
Merrimack College 
Milton Academy 
Needham High School 
Lassell University 
The Roxbury Latin School 
Rutgers University 
Wellesley High School 

We’re so grateful for all of our hardworking student groups!