Unique Opportunities for Students
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat Homecoming Build is an annual event where faculty/staff, students, alumni and community partners construct a Habitat home on the campus of UNC Charlotte. In turn, we demonstrate our commitment to helping alleviate poverty by providing a deserving family with a place to call home.
Alternative Spring Break
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a unique volunteer experience during which students forgo their traditional spring break activities and engage in direct service in a community outside of their own. Whether your group is building a home or working in the Habitaty for Humanity ReStore, students are learning about substandard living conditions and how affordable housing is essential to building, strength, stability and self reliance for homeowners. Construction activities include roofing, painting, drywall installation, laying vinyl floors and installing kitchen cabinets.
El Salvador Service Trip
This program integrates the sociological study of religion for social justice with hands-on experience building affordable housing. This is a service-learning course which connects volunteer work with academic course content designed to develop deep understanding of complex social problem.