GDM Habitat offers opportunities for schools, faith based youth groups, youth-focused community groups, individuals, and families to get involved with Habitat.


collegiate challenge

Collegiate Challenge engages students during Spring Break for week long mission trips. Participants will have a chance to learn skills, meet new people, and make a difference right here in Des Moines.

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youth groups

We have lots of volunteer opportunities for youth groups. Whether it's a high school group, groups completing silver cord hours, or a church youth group, shoot us an email and we'll get something scheduled.

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Volunteers ages 16 and 17 must have a guardian sign their waiver of liability and be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for them. Youth groups volunteering must have a ratio of one adult to every four youths.


family stories

Tem & Lia

“This is our house, this is our home and it will make our lives better. We are thankful for Habitat in helping us buy a house.”


“As a homeowner, I will feel confidence. I will be powerful. I will be able to take care of my kids and help them be successful.”

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