Kalamazoo College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Students and student groups from Kalamazoo College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College also volunteer with Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity. Contact Director of Volunteer Services, at (269)-344 2443, ext. 206 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Western Michigan University
Chartered by Habitat for Humanity International in 1988, the Western Michigan University Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter is the oldest operating campus chapter in MIchigan. The chapter holds weekly meetings in the lower level of Kanley Chapel (across from Sangren Hall) at 5:00 pm every Tuesday. Students can get involved in the chapter through volunteering, fundraising, and advocacy events. The biggest event is Shantytown. Shantytown involves learning about homelessness, the need for affordable housing, and what Habitat does to address this issue. Participants experience homelessness personally by sleeping outside all night in handmade cardboard houses.
The chapter organizes WMU students to volunteer as a group on Habitat construction sites on most Saturdays. Students meet at 7:45 am in Kanley Chapel, carpool to the Habitat warehouse, and work until 3:30 pm with an hour break for lunch. Saturday volunteer sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board in the lower level of the chapel, across from the drinking fountain.